The linga or, lingum symbolizes eternal energy of Lord Shiva. Since ages Hindu temples have witnessed the worship of Lord Shiva in the form of such lingas. The linga is often seen with yoni which symbolizes the Shakti of the womb. Worship of the linga dates back to the Puranic ages.
In the 18th century, a temple was constructed to shelter a naturally formed Linga in a cave in the hills. It was later became the renowned Naldeshwar shrine.
The inherent beauty of the site adorned by the two naturally formed ponds with water running from the hills provides for an occasion to rejoice. The spirituality of the deity, the blessings bestowed on you by Mahadev (Lord Shiva), the trekking experience all add to memories you can cherish for a long time. All festivals of Lord Shiva are celebrated here. Numerous devotees gather on such occasions. Some even look at it as a picnic spot. The adventure may be extended by visiting the Sariska Tiger Reserve nearby.
Best time of visit
Monsoons are the best time to visit this shrine to relish the beauty of its natural habitat. The rain washed landscape is an absolute must see.
How to Reach
You need to move 24 kilometers further south from Alwar to reach a quaint spot where the hills lie in the lap of the jungles. The journey to the temple is in itself an adventure. Situated further from the highway to Sariska, the location is picture perfect. From the place where a vehicle would drop you, a short trek can get you to the temple. Going by air, you need to reach Jaipur from where you can hire a car or, take a bus ride. Alwar is the nearest railway station and has well connected bus routes as well.