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Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir Society Sydney
Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir is the first and so far the only man-made cave mandir dedicated to the Lord Shiva, the 13th Jyotirlingam, Mukti-Gupteshwar Mahadev.
Along with the Mahadev, there are scale model replicas of 12 other Jyotirlinga, 108 human made lingas represent the Rudra names of the Lord Shiva and 1008 fannings Lord Shiva representing his Sahastra namas. Each figuring represents a small mandir of Lord Shiva and therefore there are total of 1128 small mandirs inside the Mukti-Gupteshwar mandir which is very unque to its kind.
In the Sanctum there is a 10 metre deep ‘vault’ which comprises 2 million handwritten notes each saying ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ from devotees around the world. There is water from 81 rivers including major rivers from Australia and from five oceans, and eight precious metals. Good wishes from holy men and other dignitaries around the world have also been placed in the ‘vault’.
Each morning a Brahmin priest conducts the ritual sustenance of the 13th Jyotirlingam, 12 replicas of other Jyotirlinga, 108 Rudra Shivas and 1008 Sahastra nama Lord Shivas.
There are three other mandirs besides the Mahadev’s mandir. These are the Matha Mandir, Ramparivar Mandir and Lord Ganesh Mandir.