The Neelkanth Village of Jalore District is famous for the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. The temple is located at the entrance of the village and is built on a high mound. The southern face of the temple is adorned with minaret like pillars, which are one fo the main attractions of this temple. The temple is considered to be very old.It is said that the troops of Alauddin Khilji attacked Jalore and tried to destroy the Shiva Linga of the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Instead they were attacked by black bees and were forced to retreat. Alauddin Khilji is said to have begged the mercy of Shiva and built a west facing, mosque like temple at the site, to please the lord. The Shiva Linga of Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is partly black and partly yellow, which indicates an attempt to destroy it.Though the temple has been reconstructed a number of times, many broken pillars, stone inscriptions and idols of gods and goddesses can be found lying inside the temple complex.. The temple attracts large crowds during the rainy season and Shivratri.
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