Famous Temples in Jageshwar

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top 10 famous temples in Jageshwar

Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town and one of the Shaivism’s Dhams (pilgrimage regions). The Archaeological Survey of India manages the site, which is protected under Indian law (ASI). Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nanda Devi or Nau Durga, Nava-grah Temple, a Pyramidal shrine, and Surya Temple are among the temples there.
During the Hindu calendar month of Shravan (which overlaps with July–August), the venue hosts the Jageshwar Monsoon Festival, as well as the yearly Maha Shivratri Mela (Shivratri festival), which takes place in early spring. Let’s talk about top 10 famous temples in Jageshwar.

1. Jageshwar Dham


Jageshwar Temples, also known as Jageshwar Temples or Jageshwar Valley Temples, are a complex of 125 ancient Hindu temples located in Almora in the Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakhand, dating from the 7th to 14th centuries.

The Dandeshwar and Jageshwar temple clusters are among the several temple clusters in the valley. Throughout the twentieth century, some locales attracted the construction of new temples. There are about 200 structural temples built from cut stone in these groupings across the valley.

Many are minor, while a few are significant. They primarily depict North Indian Nagara style architecture, with a few exceptions depicting South and Central Indian style designs. Many are dedicated to deity Shiva, while others nearby are dedicated to god Vishnu, Shakti goddesses, and other deities.

2. Vriddha Jageshwar

The Vriddha Jageshwar temple is located a short distance upstream from the Jageshwar temple complex. The Old Shiva temple, located 3 kilometres uphill from Jageshwar, is claimed to be Shiva’s residence before he came down to Jageshwar. One of the most fascinating qualities of both Jageshwar and Vriddha Jageshwar is the unwavering peace they radiate.

3. Dandeshwar Temple

The Jageshwar temple complex is somewhat upstream from this temple. The Dandeshwar temple complex is in a state of disrepair, with many of the artefacts having been reduced to ruins. This location is 200 metres from Artola village, where the Jageshwar temples begin.

4. Jhankar Saim Temple

Jhankar Saim Mahadev is one of the most well-known temples in Almora’s Jageshwar temple complex. Jageshwar is located to the south of this temple. The temple of Jhankar Sam, one of Lord Shiva’s most prominent temples, is located three kilometres from Jageshwar Dham in Uttarakhand.

Lord Shiva is said to have pondered here before becoming Tarun Jageshwar in Jageshwar Dham. The Saptarishi wives, on the other hand, were enthralled by his allure while they were meditating here. The Saptarshi was enraged, therefore Lord Shiva was installed at Tarun Jageshwar.

He appeared in the form of Sam Devta in Jhankar Sam. The hair of Shiva is said to have given this temple its name in Kumaon. 

5. Mirtola Ashram

In the 1930s, Sri Yashoda Ma, a housewife turned ascetic, founded Mirtola Ashram. Mirtola is a village in Uttarakhand, India, located 10 kilometres from Almora.

It is most known for the same-named ashram, also known as Uttar Brindaban (“Brindaban of the North”), which was founded in the 1930s by Sri Yashoda Ma, a housewife turned ascetic, and her pupil Sri Krishna Prem (1898–1965), a 20th-century mystic.

This ashram is located in Uttarakhand’s Almora district. The beauty and tranquilly of this Ashram draw you in, as if it were beckoning you to stay. Spending meaningful time with oneself while immersed in the ashram’s exquisite tranquilly and beauty. .

6. Lakulisha Temple

Lakulisha was a renowned Shaivite revivalist, reformer, and instructor of the Pashupatas’ philosophy, one of Shaivism’s oldest sects. Lakulisha is said to be the founder of the Pashupata sect, according to certain experts.

Another section claims that the Pashupata ideology existed before Lakulisha and that he was just the first formal teacher of it. Lakulisha is considered the 28th and final avatar of Shiva, as well as the proponent of the Yoga method, according to the Linga Purana.

Lakulisha had four disciples, according to the same legend: Kaurushya, Garga, Mitra, and Kushika. According to another legend mentioned in the Skanda Purana’s Avanti Khanda, Lakulisha and his four disciples, while passing through Mahakalavana, installed a linga there, (Maheshvara) would appear in the form of a wandering monk named ‘Lakulin’ or ‘Nakulisha,’ and that he would have four disciples named Kushika, Garga, Mitra, and Kanrushya, who (s).

These divine prophecies came true in the form of Lakulisha. Lakulisha was a contemporary of Vyasa and Krishna, and the 28th incarnation of Rudra, according to the Vayu Purana (Shiva). 

7. Chitai Temple

The Golu Devta Chitai temple, dedicated to Gollu or Goljyu Devta, an Avtar (incarnation) of Lord Shiva in the form of Gaur Bhairav, is a well-known temple in Chitai Almora.

Although Almora has numerous Golu Devta temples, the Chitai Golu Devta Temple is the most revered. It is said to grant every wish if the worshipper makes the request with a clear conscience. The temple is situated around 9kms from Almora.

8. Kasar Devi Temple

Kasar Devi Temple is a well-known Hindu sanctuary located at a height of 2,116 metres above sea level. On a hilltop above the miniature town of Almora, this 2nd-century temple is ornamented. The shrine is located around 5 kilometres downhill from Tarai Nagri and is surrounded by tall pine and deodar trees.

9. Shiv Jata Ganga

Shiv Jata Ganga is the name of the river that runs through Kunja Guth village. The Jataganga river valley, amid Deodar forest, runs alongside the eponymous settlement at an elevation of 1870 metres.

The confluence (Sangam) of two streams, Nandini and Surabhi, on the Almora-Pithoragarh route branching east from the Artola settlement. The Jataganga creek runs for about 3.5 kilometres through a tiny forested valley of deodara, pines, oaks, and rhododendrons.

There are settlements that offer services to pilgrims and visitors to surrounding temples. Kunja Guth, Dandeshwar, Jageshwar, and Koteshwar are the local villages. UTT Village Homestay is a lovely homestay by the creek, nestled in the lush woodland region.

10.  Saraswati Temple

Saraswati Temple is beautifully white painted temple which was once home to Shri Shri 108 Saraswati Babaji Maharaj and he lived in this place for about 126 years. 

Jageshwar is home to many shiva temples and everyone visit this place to visit the beautiful and hostorical temples of jageshwar.
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