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About Jageshwar Dham Temple

Jageshwar Temple is about 35kms far form Almora. Jageshwar is considered as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiv. It is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by glorious Deodar trees. It is said that Jaged Guru Adi Shankrachary came this place and reestablished the sanctity of these temple. Almora is also known as famous hill station in Uttarakhand.

There are about 125 small and big temples and hundreds of stone statues. These temples are dedicated to lord Shiva and goddess named Yogesher(Jageshwar), Navdurga, Navgraha, Lakulish, Kedareshwar, Baleshwar, Mritunjaya, Pusthi Devi, Laxmi, Kalika etc.

In Jageshwar, fairs are defied every year month of ‘Savan’ (July to August) and Shivratri. This place is the best option to visit for both religious as well as nature lovers.

Enraged at the rudeness and the grievance, Shiva damaged Daksha's sacrifice, cut off Daksha's head, and replaced it with that of a goat as he restored him to life. Still crazed with grief, he pulled out up the remnants of Sati's body, and danced the dance of obliteration through the Universe. The other gods intervened to stop this dance, and the Vishnu's disk, or Sudarshana Chakra, cut through the corpse of Sati. The various parts of the body fell at several spots all through the Indian subcontinent and formed sites which are known as Shakti Peethas today.

Excursions from Jageshwar

Vridh Jageshwar

This temple is situated at the top of the valley about 2kms trek way form main Jageshwar temple. One can view the majestic view of Himalaya and the beautiful valley all over around form there. You can reach this temple by road also.

Mritola Ashram

It is 10km trek distance from Jageshwar. You can reach there via Virdh Jageshwar then 2kms trek. There is a farm named Patoria established by foreigners. It is very attractive place to visit.

General Information

Place : Uttarakhand

Altitude : 1867meters

Season : round of the year

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