The Evergrowing Shivling
Tilbhandeshwar (also known as Vibhandeshwar) Mahadev temple is a Shaivite temple built in the 18th century. Originally, it was named 'Surabhandeshwar'.
According to Hindu mythology, there was a field of til(sesame) plant in this location. One day, a Shivlinga appeared from the heap of til, and thereafter, the local started worshipping it.
It is noticed that the Linga expands by the size of a 'til' every year. Currently, the height of the visible part of the linga is 3.5 feet and the diameter of its base is roughly 3 feet. It is also said that Mata Sharda had spent some of her days in this temple.
Tilbhandeshwar Temple is located approx. 5 km away from the Varanasi Cantt Railway Station. You can reach the temple by taxi, auto, or rickshaw from any part of Varanasi city.
Most main stage acts take 6 months or more to plan, depending on the level of theatrics and sophistication.
Professional grade equipment and power systems are flown in from all over Europe to prepare for the festival.
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After a full year of planning, rock fans get to enjoy a 3-day festival of a lifetime.
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