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Jageshwar Dham- Almora

The famous Jageshwar Dham, by the name of the city of the temples, Located In  Almora District Of Uttarakhand state of India which is known for its cultural and historical significance. This religious place is home 125 ancient temples, so it is also called Jageshwar Dham. This is a wonderful place, where you can see the temples built from the 7th to the 12th century fascinating architecture. Here some temples also belong to the 20th century. These temples have been constructed in the northern and central Indian style.

Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage, where devotees from all over the country are coming to visit throughout the year. It is a famous shrine of north India and a sacred place of Shaiv ​​tradition. Since it is an ancient site, it is therefore protected under the Indian Archaeological Survey Department. This place is a collection of many beautiful temples, which include Dandeshwar temple, Chandi-ki-temple, Jageshwar temple, Kuber temple, Muktijaya temple, Nanda Devi, Nav-planet temple, Pyramid temple and Surya temple. During the month of Shravan, Jageshwar Monsoon Festival is also organized which includes the arrival of tourists and pilgrims from far away to join. There is a huge gathering of devotees here during Mahashivaratri.

History of Jageshwar :-

The history of Jageshwar’s temples is unclear, this place is counted among the selected ancient places of India, where study and scholarly attention is not reached. Yet, seeing the architecture and style of many temples here, they are said to be from the middle of the 7th to the 12th century. According to the Archaeological Survey of India, here some temple is known after the Gupta period and some temples are said to be of second century. Some people believe that these temples can happen during the Kituri or Chand Dynasty, but there is not enough information or evidence available to emphasize these facts. It is also said about this place that some Shankaracharya had built some of these temples, but there is no evidence to support this claim.

How To Reach Jageshwar:-

Nearest airport here is Pantnagar and Jolly Grant Airport located in Dehradun.

Kathgodam railway station can be used for rail route.

If you want, you can reach here by road, Jageshwar is well connected to the big cities of the state with better roads.

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