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Bileshwar Shiva – Billeshwar Mahadeva

Bileshwar is one among the numerous forms of Shiva. As Billeshwar Mahadeva, he is the lord of the Bilva leaves. One of the most important offering to Shiva is the Bilva leaves and Bilva fruit.

Billeshwar Mahadeva is one of the eighty four Mahadevas in Ujjain. He is worshipped in this form at Amodiya Village near Ujjain.

One of the most important temples dedicated to Bileshwar is located in Gujarat. The shrine is located near Porbandar in Gujarat. Legend has it that when Mughal ruler Aurangzeb’s army came to raze the temple then poisonous “Bhamra” were produced and the soldiers were bitten and killed and the temple remained untouched.

Information about Billeshwar Mahadeva is found in Skanda Purana.