Situated around 35 kms from Almora, Jageshwar is one of the most important religious places of Hindus and is believed to the above of one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’. The great temple is situated in a narrow and beautiful valley covered with Deodar trees. Two stream Nandini and Surabhi flow down the hills and meet near the sacred spot. There are 124 temples and hundreds of magnificent statues of exquisite craftsmanship.
Height: 1870 m
Climate: The summer is mild and light cottons and light woolens are suggested. In winter, the sunny days are pleasant – though the nights are cold and fairly heavy clothes are required. Through the rest of the year, light woolens/cottons are suggested.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Jageshwar
Road: Well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India.
Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station, situated at a distance of 125 kms.
Air: Pantnagar is the nearest airport, 162 kms away.
Tourist Attractions in Jageshwar
Nature walks, Bird watching, Trekking, exploring caves and enjoying the splendid views of the Himalayas are some of the major activities.
The main temples include Dandeshwar Temple, Chandika Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mrityunjaya Temple, Nau Durga Temple, Navagrah Temple and Surya Temple. Mrityunjaya Temple is the oldest and Dandeshwar Temple is the largest shrine of Jageshwar. The Jageshwar Monsoon Festival is held between 15 July to 15 August every year during the Hindu calendar month of Shravan. The annual Maha Sivratrai Mela takes place during spring and has an important place in the calendar of the entire region.
Jagannath Temple: Catch a glimpse of the highly impressive image of Ganesha and life-sized Dwarapalas (door guardians) outside the Jagannath temple.
Jageshwar Mahadev: Tarun Jageshwar is one of the principal temples situated in the temple premises. The temple has two Dwarapalas in the form of the armed Nandi and Skandi.
Sri Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev: The Mahamrityunjaya Temple is the oldest temple in the temple complex. This temple holds a Shivalinga with an eye shaped opening.
Sri Briddha or Budha Jageshwar: This temple is situated 3 kms north of this place. This temple is situated at the top of the hill and comes after an up hill trek. It is contemporary to Jageshwar group of temples.
Pushti Devi or Pushti Bhagawati Maa: It is the temple of Goddess Devi. The temple enshrines the full murti of the Goddess. This temple is situated in the main premises.
Archaeological Museum: The Archeological Museum run by ASI houses idols and statues removed from Jageshwar shrine dating 9th to 13th century AD.
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