The history of Dudheshwarnath Temple located in Ghaziabad city is linked to the Ravana period. It is considered to be a Swayambhu temple. Shri Dudheshwarnath Mahadev Math Temple is very ancient and historical. Its historicity is attested.
In the Puranas, there is a description of Hiranyagarbha Jyotirlinga on the banks of the river Haranandi (Hiranyada), where Vishwashrava, the son of Pulastya and father of Ravana, did severe penance. Ravana also worshiped here. Later on, the name of the river Harnandi became Hindon and Hiranyagarbha Jyotirlinga is the self-styled divine Shivling established in the Dudheshwar Mahadev Math temple three and a half feet below the ground.
The main gate of this temple is carved out of a single stone. In the middle of the door is present Ganesh Ji, which has been carved out of this stone. Some people believe that this temple was built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
It is said that when the cows of the nearby village of Kaila used to come here to graze, then on reaching the top of the mound, the milk automatically started falling. When the villagers excavated the mound, astonished by this incident, they found this Shivling there. Due to being irrigated with the milk of cows, it is called Dudheshwar or Dugdheshwar Mahadev.
The Mahant tradition continues in the temple. The tombs of all these are on the temple premises. At present, the sixteenth Shri Mahant Narayan Giri (Shri Mahant Narayan Giri Ji) is the presiding officer of Shri Dudheshwar Nath Math Mahadev Temple.
A huge crowd of devotees gathers here during the month of Sawan. Devotees who bring Kanwar from far and wide worship Lord Shiva in the Dudheshwar temple and offer Gangajal. During the festival of Shivratri, devotees come in large numbers to have the darshan of Dudheshwar Mahadev. The festival of Shivratri is considered special.
This divinity-filled temple has many attractions that make the temple even more divine. This is the revered land of saints, where a wonderful atmosphere is seen. Positive energy flows here, an air of devotion where there is a mixture of siddhis of saints. Which fills you with perfect devotional reverence, in this manner are some of the centers of attraction of the temple. Some of those who pull us towards them are as follows: –
Ancient Siddha Dhuna:
Ever since the time of the appearance of Lord Dudheshwar in Kaliyuga, the ever-awakened Dhuna (incense of havan) is present in the Math temple courtyard. This is the same dhuna that the great saint Garib Giri Ji, Maharaj Cardamom Giri Ji Maharaj, Baba Atbar Giri Ji Maharaj, Narayan Giri Ji Maharaj, Kailash Giri Ji Maharaj, Ganga Giri Ji Maharaj, Daulat Giri Ji Maharaj, Gujran Giri Ji Maharaj, Nityanand Giri Ji Maharaj, etc. always kept us awake. Sitting near this, by the grace of Lord Dudheshwar of penance and worship, performed unique miracles, taught the lessons of religion to the devotees, and waved the flag of culture. This is the dust whose glory is the remover of many sufferings
Shri Thakurdwara and Divya Kua
Shri Dudheshwarnath Mahadev Math is adorned with the divine light of ancient divine idols by Thakur established in the very ancient and sacred premises of the temple. There are magnificent statues here. The well is still established in the middle of the huge hall of Shri Thakurdwara. Whose water is very miraculous, sometimes it becomes salty, sometimes sweet and sometimes it tastes like milk. All the Siddha saints and Shri Mahants associated with the Math temple have also tasted the miraculous running of this divine well.
Navagraha temple established in the temple premises near the ancient huge tree of Peepal. Along with the idols of Jupiter, Mercury, Surya, Soma, Mars, Rahu, Shani, Ketu, and Venus, a grand statue of the first worshiped destroyer of obstacles, Shri Ganesh, installed in the Navagraha temple. The temple always lit up with the light of the eternal flame. For the sake of planetary peace, devotees also worship here continuously. Mantras to celebrate the angry planet also written here on the stone in front of the house idols. Amazing images can be seen here.
The grand makeup of Lord Dudheshwar is the main attraction for the devotees. Every Monday, a grand makeup of Lord Dudheshwar done by the members of Shringar Samiti formed under the patronage of Shri Mahant Narayan Giri. Seasonal fruits and other ingredients used in various types of dishes in the makeup. The makeup of Lord Dudheshwar is so grand that devotees from far and wide have to come to visit and see the makeup.
Apart from every Monday, on various festivals like Shivratri, etc., the makeup of Lord Dudheshwar also seen. Singers performed on special occasions are unique in their beauty. There are many devotees who have all the pictures of Shringar Darshan, all the patriots do not get tired of admiring the shade of Singar Darshan.
Festivals of Dudheshwarnath Temple
In the temple courtyard every year there is an atmosphere of enthusiasm. All the main festivals and other religious social events that take place during the year done smoothly by Shri Gauri Giri Dudheshwar Nath Mahadev Math Temple Committee. Devotees participate in all these events with full devotion and faith and get the benefits of religion.
The new year begins with Chaitra Navratri. On this occasion, nine forms of Goddess Durga worshiped for nine days. Various rituals performed here which are very divine and grand.
Hanuman Jayanti Hanuman Jayanti celebrated on the full moon of Chaitra month by the devotees of Hanuman at Shri Siddha Hanuman temple located in the middle of the city with great pomp.
On this occasion, the sixth worship of Hanuman ji done in the morning. Later, the prasad of curry rice distributed among the devotees.
Every year in the month of Vaishakh, on Akshaya Tritiya, the birth anniversary of Lord Parashuram celebrated with the help of Havan in the morning. On this occasion the office-bearers and members of the All India Brahmin Mahasabha, in the ancient Havan Kund located in the temple premises, for world peace.
Sri Shankaracharya Jayanti
Shri Shankaracharya Jayanti Every year on Vaishakh Shukla Panchami, the birth anniversary of Lord Shankaracharya organized on the temple premises. The birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, who established four monasteries in the four directions of the land of India, celebrated with great enthusiasm in the temple premises on the holy occasion.
This festival celebrated with traditional gaiety on the full moon day of Guru Purnima Ashadh month. Worshiping Guru or Acharya on this day has special significance. The system of worshiping the Guru as a deity like Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva is the specialty of Hinduism. The worship of Guru Dattatreya ji done according to the law.
On this day Shri Mahant Narayan Giri Ji Maharaj sits on the ancient Guru Gaddi. His disciples worship him and offer dakshina as much as they can at his feet and get blessings. And get the best wishes for your happy life from them.
The year-long Chaturmas fast starts from Harishayani Ekadashi of Ashadh month. During this fast, the cover across the river of the monk of the Math temple remains closed. According to the Puranas, Lord Vishnu takes 4 months of unbroken sleep on Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi and gives up sleep after 4 months on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. Chaturmas is a very good time for worship devotion and for awakening spiritual power. All the devotees must take advantage of this.
Mondays of Shravan Month
The month of Shravan is very dear to Ashutosh Lord Bholenath Shiva. Parthiv Shiva worship has special significance in Shravan. As much as Monday is dear to Lord Shiva, the Monday of Sawan is more dear to him than the entire Shravan month. From the very next day of Guru Purnima, the event of 1 month celebrated in its huge form in the historic Siddhpeeth Shri Dudheshwar Nath Mahadev Math temple with full enthusiasm and gaiety. On the Trayodashi Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha of Shravan month, lakhs of devotees bring the water of the impure holy Ganga from vermilion Gangotri and Haridwar in Kanwar.
With this Ganges water, these devotees satisfied by anointing Lord Dudheshwar while proclaiming Bam Bam, Har Har Jai Dudheshwar. receive their blessings. On this occasion, the entire metropolis becomes Shivamaya, very beautiful facilities made by the Math temple, apart from the administration and police administration, other voluntary organizations cooperate with the temple committee, which wonderful in itself.
Kartik Shukla Chaturdashi Vaikuntha Chaturdashi celebrated with great pomp in the festival of nature of Shri Dudheshwar Nath Mahadev even in Kali Yuga. On this occasion, in a grand ceremony organized in the temple premises, the Siddha saints of the country join and praise Lord Shiva while discussing the lease of Lord Dudheshwar. The patriots involved with full devotion and heart in the discharge of the tradition established by Shri Mahant Narayan Giri Ji Maharaj.
Worship done with reverence and definitely reaches Nath. To worship him, you will get the material for worship inside the Dudheshwar Nath temple premises. It contains the following items:-
Milk, Ganga water, flowers, Bel leaves, coconut balls, flower garlands, sugar candy, and fruits
If you want to get the worship done by a scholar or Pandit ji, then you will find Panditji in the temple itself, who gets you duly worshiped.
There is such a great mantra whose continuous life makes life happy and makes devotional. By which we get the path of a spiritual path, we get the path through which we can do our life’s karma correctly and at the same time walk in the right direction.
Dudheshwarnath Temple Timings
04.00 AM to 1.00 PM,
4.00 PM to 11.00 PM