The Parshuram temple of Rajasthan is located in the Pali district of the state. This famous temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva or Mahadev. There is an ancient cave here which has to be reached down through the 500 stairs leading to the cave. The temple also offers an amazing view from the top of the Aravalli hills and gives you a small trekking experience while reaching the temple gates. This place is considered one of the best in Kumbhalgarh forest which is not only a religious spot but also has a beautiful surroundings to offer to the visitors. You will also get to know many stories of the past related to this place from the priests of the temple including the various formations known as the Kamdhenu. In the temple you will also notice the Idol of Lord Ganesh and nine kunds which never dry out and are considered pious and holy. You can also visit the Kumbhalgarh fort from here which is located near to the temple.
It is believed that saint Parshuram who is said to be the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu had built a cave with his axe and worshipped Lord Shiva in the foothills of the Aravalli Mountain. After this, the Parshuram temple was built on the top of the hills which we see even today.
The nearest railway station to the Parshuram temple is the Rani and Falna Railway Station which is very well connected to all the major cities of our country. Tourists can also take a flight to the Udaipur airport and then avail any local means of transportation from there to reach the temple.
If you are visiting the place during the special occasions of Shravan Sukla Sastami and Saptami then you will get to see the huge fair arranged in the temple. There are also many trusts who organize musical nights during this festival and also provide food and lodging facilities to the visitors.
The temple gates remain open throughout the week and can be visited on any day from morning 6 to evening 7.
No entry fee is required.
October to February is the ideal months for holidaying at this place. You can also visit the temple during the festival time to get indulged in the grand fair organized here in the months of August and September.