Jageshwar Temple is located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand state of India. The temple was built between the 7th and 12th century and located at an elevation of 1870 m above the sea level.
Jageshwar Temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in India. It is also the 8th Jyotirlinga among the twelve Jyotirlingas in India and has great religious value.
This Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora district which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This town is located 36km northeast of Almora and near about 100 km from away from Nainital.
Attraction Of Jageshwar Temple
The Jageshwar city comprises of a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples. These are preserved by ASI (Archaeological Survey Of India)
Jageshwar City Temples
- Dandeshwar Temple
- Jageshwar Temple
- Kuber Temple
- Mritunjaya Temple
- Nanda Devi or Nau Durga
- Nava-grah Temple
- Pyramidal shrine and
- Surya Temple
History Of Jageshwar Temple
It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya visited Jageshwar before leaving for Kedarnath and renovated and re-established many temples.
The Samsan ghat of Jageshwar is also the cremation ground of the Chand Kings. It is also possible that “sati“, the daughter of King Daksha acted self-immolation here.
Most of the temples enshrine a stone lingam, surrounded by stone sculptures of various deities. The pilgrimage to Jageshwar was considered as sacred as the famous Chardham yatra.
How To Reach Jageshwar Temple
Jageshwar temple is easily reachable by road as it is about 100km from Nainital which is well connected by road.
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam and the nearest airport is Pantnagar is you want to come by flight. From the nearest airport or railway station, you can easily get a state transport bus up to Almora.
Distance from Almora to Jageshwar city is 35 Km and local city bus, jeep and trekkers are easily available for the temple.
Best time to visit the temple is in the month of March, April, May, June and September, October, November, December and January.
Climate remains pleasant throughout the year and you can visit anytime except the monsoon. Monsoons season is risky for travelling to the hilly station due to the danger of landslide and roads closure.
Other interesting places
- Story of Kedarnath Temple and History
- Nanda Devi Temple | Best place to visit in Almora
- Mayavati Ashram- A peaceful place to visit in Uttarakhand
Hope you will enjoy your trip to Jageshwar Temple.
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