When India was under British rule, Lieutenant Colonel Martin, who was a great officer in the British Army, was sent to fight against Afghanistan. The route there passed through a village in Madhya Pradesh.
Lt Col Martin’s family thought of staying in a village in Madhya Pradesh. Martin sent daily messages to his family with the help of letters.
During the war, Martin’s wife stopped receiving his letters, which upset the family. Seeing Martin’s wife upset, some villagers asked him to worship in the temple of Baijnath Mahadev.
He said that Mahadev also defeats Kaal, so you should go to the temple of Baijnath Mahadev and pray to Shiva for the long life of your husband.
Since Martin’s wife was very concerned about her husband, she decided to go to the temple.
The priest of Baijnath Mahadev temple asked Martin’s wife to chant ‘Namah Shivaya‘ for 11 days.
On the 11th day, Martin’s wife received a telegram from Lieutenant Colonel Martin which said:
“I used to write letters to you every day, but then some Pathans surrounded us all around, the death of our entire regiment was certain, but only then came a long-haired yogi who was wearing a lion’s skin.
He had a three-edged weapon in his hand, which he was moving in the wind. Seeing him, Pathan started running back and our defeat turned into a victory. ”
When Lieutenant Colonel Martin returned from the war, the husband and wife went to the Baijnath Mahadev temple where Martin told his wife that the warrior was exactly the same as the idol of this temple.
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Lieutenant Colonel Martin gave a huge amount of money to Shiva in front of Shiva and for the construction of the temple, and you will be surprised to know that the name of these husbands and wife is also covered on a slab in this temple.
You will also be surprised to know that this Baijnath Mahadev Temple in Madhya Pradesh is the only temple in India which was built by an Englishman during his reign.
If you have never been to Baijnath Mahadev temple then definitely go once. Divine power is realized in this temple among the mountains!