Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Markandeya Ji Temple is a place of worship dedicated to Markandeya Rishi located at a distance of 20 kilometres from Bilaspur. Devotees of Rishi Markandeya often visit the temple to offer their prayers. It is a temple of high religious importance, but the beauty of the shrine also attracts tourists from all over the world. The deity is considered to be extremely powerful and its spiritual vibe, profoundly soothing. Many visit the temple and only sit in silence or meditate to calm their minds. The tranquil atmosphere helps relieve visitors of their worries, anxieties and find a direction in life just by quieting the restless mind.
The Rishi Markandeya Temple has a spring nearby which is considered to be holy as it is said to have medicinal properties. The idol of the deity is a unique feature of the temple. Devotees also believe Rishi Markandeya can cure them of many physical and medical ailments. Many childless couples visit the temple to offer their prayers to Rishi Markandeya in the hopes of having a child. A dip in the holy spring is also said to cure infertility along with many other diseases. Many are awestruck by the local stories about ailments and cure. Whether it is a miracle or pure science is something left for each visitor to decide but a visit to the Markandeya Ji Temple is a must while exploring Bilaspur.