Pujas at Pashupatinath temple, Mandsaur

The only temple of Lord Shiva in India dedicated to the Pashupati form


Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, sacred abode of Lord Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Mandsaur in the state of Madhya Pradesh (Heart of Incredible India).

  • The Shivalinga here consists of 8 faces. Every part has four faces which portray the four stages of life. It is the unique sculpture of Lord Shiva in the world.
  • The water level of the Shivna river, near the temple, rises to 90 feet to touch the Shivlingam every year during the monsoon. This process is termed as “Jalaabhishek” which means worshiping the Almighty through the water.
  • The Shivlingam is divided into two parts and there are four faces on the upper section and four faces on the lower section.
  • The famous shrine has four doors which pave the way to four different directions, north, south, east and west. Each direction consists of two faces displaying the eight rasas: the east stands for peace and concentration, the west for the Rudra form or angry, the north is full of snakes and hairs and the south for gentle and artistic creation.

Legend : It has been said that Lord Vishnu along with other gods had named Lord Shiva as Pashupati during the time of Tripura Samhar. Lord Shiva became the lord of all the demons and demolished Tripura, the three cities of illusion, which were being administered by the demons Kamlaaksha, Taarakaaksha and Vidyunmaali. This three pashus were creating destruction by assaulting gods and sages. Shiv Purana states that any individual who is in the clutches of his own ego, ignorance and wants, is an animal or pashu. And under such circumstances, only Lord Pashupati can provide relief to them.

Puja services offered at Pashupatinath temple:

  1. Rudra Abhishek: Abhishek of Shivling would be done in your name by 3 temple priests.
  2. Laghu Rudra Abhishek: 121 recitations of Namakam and 11 recitations of Chamakam would be done in your name by 11 temple priests.
  3. Brahmin Bhojan: Food would be offered to 15 temple priests in your name.
  4. Mahamrityunjay Jaap (51,000 chants) & Havan: 51,000 chants of Mahamrityunjaya mantra would be performed by 15 temple priests in your name followed by Homam.

After the successful completion of the puja, the head priest of the temple would bless for fulfillment of your puja and Sankalpa.

The temple priests will perform Puja as per vedic rituals based on birth details. Please mention your birth details (name, date, time, and place of birth), & Sankalp (your wish) at checkout. This is an individual Puja (you may book puja only on your name or include your near/dear ones in your puja).

Eshwar Bhakti is not a temple representative. We offer puja services on your behalf at the temple. The fees includes arrangements for the puja, dakshina, prasada, photography, travelling charges and other miscellaneous costs including courier, payment collection, and government taxes.

Performing your puja ritual with love and utmost care is our motto. We perform only Individual Personalized rituals. No group rituals. Here are the key steps to help you understand the process:

  You add a ritual to your shopping cart, after reading the benefits and based on your concerns.

  At the time of booking your ritual(s), you are asked to provide your "Name, birth details, Sankalpa and instructions" on the shopping cart page. You can also mention your Gotra, Nakshatra and Rashi details there (if you know).

  Immediately after the receipt of your order, we start identifying the most auspicious date and time to perform the ritual.

  An email is sent to you within 12 hours of order confirmation, which would comprise:
  1. Date on which your puja would be performed.
  2. Complete timings and duration of your ritual.
  3. Sankalpa time: When you can join us and pray for the fulfillment of your wish.
  4. Zoom meeting details for taking the Sankalpa.
  5. Mantra and meditation instructions to follow at your end.
  6. Dietary precautions on the day of your puja.
  7. List of some easy to get items, to take the Sankalpa.

  You can also email us your photo, at contact@pujayagna.com, to keep during the performance of your puja (optional).

  On the scheduled day and time, you can join over Zoom to take your Sankalpa (optional). You will be guided during the call to take the Sankalpa.

  Immediately after the successful completion of your ritual, an email is sent with photos/videos of the ritual.

  In case of rituals lasting over several days, you will receive daily updates over email, WhatsApp or Viber.

Have more queries, read Frequently Asked Questions.