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Jatoli Mandir near Solan – One of the Tallest Shiva Temples in The World

Jatoli Shiva Temple at Jatoli near Solan in Himachal Pradesh is believed to be one of the tallest Shiva Temples in the world. The temple is located atop a hill and is around 7 km from Solan town.

The temple structure is inspired by the Dravidian architecture of South India. It is an ornate temple with four Shikharas. The main shikhara (vimana) of the temple is 111 feet high.



Legend has it that Lord Shiva had appeared on the spot where the present temple is constructed. Later a Siddh Baba (wandering monk) came and performed penance here. The temple was constructed based on his instructions.

The Shivling worshiped in the temple is found in a cave in which the Siddha Baba used to meditate.

The temple attracts a huge crowd during Shivratri.

The other auspicious days include Monday, Pradosh, and Chaturdashi. Shravan month is observed with great enthusiasm here.