it is a famous holy temple of lord shiva on the bank of the seasonal asan river near dehradun. known to have one of the oldest shivling in the cave, tapkeshwar mahadev temple is said to be once resided by the guru of pandavas and kauravas.
any guesses, how this temple got its name? well, it was observed that the water droplets were continuously dropping on the shivling, it was named as 'tapkeshwar'. easy peasy, people!
the cave is named drona cave after the name of dronacharya. during shivratri time, one can easily witness several kilometer-long queues of devotees waiting to perform darshans. isn't it just astonishing?
what is the temple famous for?
one can either visit the place to perform his/her prayers or just to enjoy the serene environment and the aura of the drona cave. this holy place would definitely make you feel at home.
p.s. - a large festival is held on shivratri at tapkeshwar temple. this festival is known as the tapkeshwar fair and has great religious significance. thousands of devotees flock to this place to see the special marriage ceremony of shiva and parvati.
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