Aurangzeb attacked in the 16th century, the temple was made in ruins
The Sunasirnath temple of Mallawan in Hardoi, UP, where Devraj Indra established the Shivling during Satyuga. Although there is a crowd of devotees throughout the year, but people from all over the country and abroad visit this temple in Sawan. Earlier in this temple gold urns, doors and the ground were also covered with gold. But in the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb looted this temple. Not only this, Aurangzeb had also tried to run a saw on Shivling, but he did not get success in this. Evidence of Aurangzeb’s barbarism is still seen here.
Talking about the temple which came 3 km away from Mallavan town, priest Ram Govind Mishra says that this Shivling was established by Indradev. In the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb plundered gold from the temple and attacked the Shivling. On getting information about Aurangzeb’s army, the people of Gaurakheda stood in front of his army. But he too could not stand before Aurangzeb’s army for long. All the soldiers reached inside the temple and started returning to it.
The soldiers had looted the gold urns kept in the temple, the gold coins on the floor, the gold bells and the doors. Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of the temple. The soldiers demolished the temple and started digging the Shivling. But when he could not succeed in this, he tried to cut it with a saw. The marks of the saws made on the Shivling can be seen even today. People from all corners of the country come to this temple to fulfill their vows. Especially in Sawan, the number of devotees in this temple increases a lot.