Jageshwar – Abode of Stone Temples

My visit to Jageshwar in Uttarakhand was a spiritual experience. It is located in the Almora District and this particular place comprises of 124 large and small stone temples which dates back to 9th and 13th century. But many says there are over 200 temples which are all built from Cut Stone. Most of temples at Jageshwar are dedicated to Supreme God in Hindu religion, Lord Shiva.

It was in the month of May when I visited Jageswar and some of its temples, most specifically, The Jyotirlinga Temple. Jyotirlinga is a devotional representation of the Supreme Lord Shiva. Jyoti means ‘radiance’ and lingam the ‘Image or Sign’ of Shiva.

Following are the pictures from Jageswar Temple:

From the grounds of Jageshwar Temples
Inside Jyotirlinga Temple
Inside Jyotirlinga Temple
From the grounds of Jageshwar Temples
From the grounds of Jageshwar Temples
From the grounds of Jageshwar Temples
Blooming Roses

There are two major festivals celebrated in the town of Jageshwar. These are the Jageshwar Monsoon Festival which is held during the month of August and the other one is Shivarathri Mela which is held in the spring season.

So, for tourists one can stay in the K.M.V.N Tourist Rest House which is a really good place to stay in a moderate rate with regular meal food item

I believe one must visit this spiritual place to be surrounded by temples and Himlayan Fir Trees. You can see some beautiful flowers blooming in and around the town.

Apart from pilgrimage and yoga sites, Uttarakhand is paradise for the trekkers. Some of the treks are Chandrashila, Valley of Flowers, Roopkund Trek, Rupin Pass, Dodital Trek and last but not the least, the most beautiful winter trek is “KEDARKANTHA TREK“.


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