Why bells are given in this Shiva temple in Haryana, the tradition has been going on for a long time, know the history

Sanjay Raghav/Sohna: People have deep faith in Shiva. Sohna Mandir is also associated with similar beliefs. Where people ring bells in temples when their wishes are fulfilled. Whatever the devotee wants in this temple, Bhole Shankar fulfills his wish. People from different parts of the country come to this temple to seek manna.

There is an ancient miraculous Shiva temple at Sohna Shiva Kund, 20 km from Gurugram. Where a large number of devotees arrive for darshan. The specialty of this temple is that here every devotee seeks blessings from God with true heart. God fulfills his will. The temple priest said there is an old tradition of ringing bells in Shiva temples. It is said that offering bells pleases Lord Shiva. Whenever someone has a happy occasion, he expresses his happiness by ringing the bell.

Acknowledgment of ringing bells in temples
It is said that this tradition has been going on for 900 years. 900 years ago, a salt merchant named Chaturbhuja came to Sohna and vowed to sell all his salt in this temple. His vow was fulfilled and he dedicated the bell to this temple at that time. This tradition has been going on since then. Devotees here pray for freedom from illness, getting a job, any auspicious work, marriage, education and having children which are fulfilled by Lord Shankar.

What is history?
Besides this temple there is also a Hanumanji temple which is quite popular. Along with this is a glass of hot water containing sulfur water. Skin diseases are also cured with this water. A small idol of Shiva is placed on top of this Shivkunda with hundreds of bells hanging from it. It is said that for many years people have been ringing the bell in this temple as a wish.

500 saints come every year
Talking about history, the name of Sohna is known only for this Shivkund and Shiva temple. People from different parts of the country come here after fulfilling their wishes and go to the temple by ringing the bell. A grand Bhandar is organized here every year on 5th January, to which more than 500 sadhus from all over the country are invited.

Poulami Sengupta

Poulami Sengupta is an M.Phil in English Literature and a teacher. She is a voracious reader with a penchant for writing. She aims to make her mark in the media industry.

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