Jhankar Saim Temple in Jageshwar
The famous temple dedicated to Jhanker Saim, the incarnate deity of Mahadeva, is located four kilometers south of Jageshwar in the Almora district on a hill in Daruka forest. According to historians, Sam was the daughter of King Kalinara and the mother of God at the same time. He once wanted to take a Ganga bath at the Kumbha fair. He asked his parents and uncle for permission to take a Kumbha bath.
Nobody gave him permission. When he asked his brother’s wife for permission, he said, “Nanju nada Ji, how can you go on a night trip day with so many men on such a long walk?” There was a sindoor somewhere along the way; from which mouth will you return?’
‘She shall address those older people with the word may be regarded as the word of the elder brother,’ the old woman said, referring to them as brothers to the slaves and the younger ones. As a result, with the permission of her younger daughter-in-law, she embarked on a pilgrimage. By God’s grace, she arrived in Haridwar and became pregnant. Was she going to return home knowing what mouth she had? He does They walked around in the forest.
Only then did he become Shiv avatar Baba. He’d gone to Gorakhnath’s hermitage. Baba is in samadhi. He was deep in thought. Kalinara, the young girl, lit the baba incense. Making a flowerbed flower by plucking the flowers. When Baba emerged from his post-meditative state after two and a half months, the atmosphere around him changed. It was encouraging to read Kaliara’s sad story and say, “This is God’s will.” You’ll be here shortly. When the time came, the harau deity was born from Kalinara’s womb.
Kalinara took a bath in the Ganga after leaving hariu in the care of Baba. Baba entered a state of meditation. Haroo followed his mother to the Ganges bank. There was a city called Latva Mashan. He invaded Kalinara and attacked it furiously. When Hurru saw this, he climbed over the lamb’s neck and killed him. Baba, on the other hand, rose from his grave and became concerned about not seeing Hari.
He assumed that the deer had been eaten by a ferocious animal. That is why he breathed life into the straw of kusha grass and transformed it into a ‘harau’ tree. In the course of time, this other Sam god was given to the boy. Jageshwar was the ancient capital of the serpent tribes. The year was known as the Saim in serpent tradition. It was later called jhankarasma because he joined Lord Sivansh Sam.
The devyatras are taken out with drums in Chaitra Baisakhi, and the descent of the Sam deity takes place in Devanagari Dhami. Uncooked rice and rice are offered to the Sam god. Sam’s aunt was the king of golu hansuligarh. Sam golu and Heru joined forces and ruled in court. They are regarded as the kurmachal’s golden age. It is believed that worshipping Jhankar Saim will bring peace to devotees and that Shiva will have a place in the world after death.
It is encircled by pine trees. For centuries, temple mythology has been developing. The view from the temple is breathtaking. The scene here becomes even more captivating when it is cold. There are several temples within, as well as Jhanker Saim Temple. There are statues of Lord Shiva, Mata Durga, and Lord Ganesha inside the temples.
Jhankar Saim Mahadev is one of the most well-known temples in Almora’s Jageshwar temple complex. This temple is located to the south of Jageshwar. According to legend, Demons obstruct Lord Shiva’s penance during Tapasya. The Jhankar Saim has since evolved into Trinetra and sent their goans to compete with asuras. Hymns and recitations are sung in the morning and evening, and the sacrifice is also performed. There are several legends associated with this temple.
The temple is three kilometers south of Jageshwar (Artola). Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage site in the Uttarakhand district of Almora. Almora is primarily connected by highways. There are several buses that run from Delhi to Almora. A railway station in Kathgodam is 90 kilometers from Almora.