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Jageshwar Temples and are often known as Jageswar Temples as well as Jageshwar Valley Temples are a cluster of 125 old Hindu temples that date back to the 7th and 14th century , near Almora located within the Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakhand. The valley hosts a variety of temples including Jageshwar, Dandeshwar, and Jageshwar. Dandeshwar and Jageshwar
Jageshwar is located at an altitude of 1,870 meters above sea level, and is located at a 37 kilometers from Almora. Jageshwar is a major tourist spot in Kumaon and is visited by hundreds of tourists each year. It is located in the middle of dense Deodar forest , with a river that flows through the backyard.
The serene and mystical location of Jageshwar makes it a wonderful vacation spot to discover and refresh the mind and body. In the past, Jageshwar used to be the location of pilgrimage stops on the way to the famous Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage. Today, with ease of access to Delhi by trains up to Kathgodam in Kathgodam and just a 2-hour drive, along with Kumaoni’s beautiful villages and forests of Deodar, it make it a well-loved off-the-beaten track type of getaway.
The deodar trees that surround the temple and those of the Jata Ganga which flow through the temple add its beauty to the temple. The temple also serves as a center for meditation because of the serene clean and fresh atmosphere around the temple.
Temple City :Jageshwar is known for temple complex that consists of 124 small and big stone temples that date back to the 9th and the 13th century of AD. People who are interested in history and culture visit the temple to learn more about the old shrines and dynasties that constructed the temples.
yoga and meditation Due to its serene and tranquil atmosphere, away from hustle and bustle and bustle of the city and surrounded by thick duodar trees, Jageshwar can be a perfect spot for meditation in which you can be in touch with the natural world.
Camp :Camping is an additional option to bond with your loved ones and enjoy a relaxing time in the middle of nature. With its location in the midst of dense deodar tree, Jageshwar is an ideal location to camp and take in the splendor of nature.
There isn’t a definitive date of the the Jageshwar temple group however, as per the ASI they are part of the post-Gupta and premedieval periods and are thought to be around 2500 years old. The temples are situated in the time period of to the eighth century (early Katyuri Dynasty) to the 18th century (Chand Dynasty).
The temples were remodeled during the time of Katyuri King Shalivahandev. The temple has an inscribed image from the Malla Kings on the temple’s premises showing their dedication to Jageshwar. It is believed that the Katyuri Kings also contributed villages to temple priests to maintain the temple. They also donated villages to the temple priests. Chand Kings in Kumaun were patrons for Jageshwar temple. Jageshwar temple.
More than 25 inscriptions from different time periods are engraved on the pillars and walls that are part of Jageshwar temples. The majority of them date to the 7th century AD up to the 10-th century AD. The dialect used for inscriptions can be described as Sanskrit or Brahmi.
There is a belief there was a belief that Guru Adi Shankaracharya was a visitor to Jageshwar and restored and rebuilt many temples prior to departing to go to Kedarnath. Jageshwar Mahadev’s Samshan ghat located in Jageshwar can also be the grave site of the former Chand Kings. The main temple of the temple complex in Jageshwar Mahadev is dedicated to Bal Jageshwar, also known as the child Shiva.
According to the legends it is thought that the Lord Shiva was able to descend from his abode to contemplate here, surrounded by the Deodar forest’s thick.
The Jageshwar temples cluster showcases the ancient design and culture. There are 100 temples and hundreds of statues located in Jageshwar Dham. The beauty of Jageshwar Dham will be enhanced due to the beautiful Deodar trees as well as it is also awash with the Jata Ganga which meanders its way through the complex of temples. It also serves as an important meditation center due to its peace and serene atmosphere.
The major temples in Jageshwar comprise Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nau Durga Temple, Nava-grah Temple an Pyramidal shrine as well as Surya Temple. There is the Maha Mrityunjaya Temple is the oldest, while Dandeshwar Temple is the largest temple in Jageshwar.
Architecture The majority of temples are equipped with stone lingams, and stunning stones around the altar. A doorway carved with carvings leads to the square sacred sanctum of the sanctorum. The tall curvilinear spire shikharathat is topped via Amalaka (capstone) and Kalasha crown. A few Ashtadhatu (an mixture of the eight elements) images are spectacular. One of the rarest examples found in northern India is the Ekamukhalinga is also available here.
Jageshwar is a favorite among tourists as a place for bird watching, Pilgrimage.
Jageshwar is a popular destination for Couples and foreigners as well as groups.
Jageshwar is a well-known destination for various interests and activities Bird watching, Emerging Destinations, Historical Tourism, leisure, monuments of national Importance and pilgrimage, Shiva Temples and Temples.