Bagnath Temple in Bageshwar
Bagnath Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva shrine located in Bageshwar at the confluence of the Sarayu and Gomati rivers. Bagnath Temple is adorned with chimes of various sizes and features notable craftsmanship. It is the most famous Temple in the Bageshwar District.
On the occasion of Shivratri, it is overrun by lovers. This Temple inspired the name of the city of Bageshwar. The Bagnath Temple in Bageshwar receives its name from Lord Shiva’s transformation of the revered sage Markandeya into a tiger. leader of Kumaon, Laxmi Chand, and stands at the magnificent location where the streams Gomati and Sarayu meet.
Bagnath literally means “The Tiger Lord,” and was created by combining the Hindi terms “bagh” (tiger) and “nath” (higher celestial person). The sanctuary was built in 1450 by Kumaon’s then-leader, Laxmi Chand, and stands at the picturesque confluence of the streams Gomati and Sarayu.