Valuka Iswar

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In Hinduism, Valuka Iswar is an Avatar or form of Lord Shiva, which literally means an idol made of sand, Sanskrit:valuka= Sand, Ishwara= Lord, (Hindi: Balu).[1]

Famous Valuka Iswar shrines[edit]

The ancient Walkeshwar Temple in the Indian city of Mumbai was built under the supervision of minister Lakshman Prabhu of the Silhara dynasty to commemorate and worship Valuka Iswar.[2]


  1. ^ "The Saraswat Mutt samsthans". Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. ^ Walkeshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra