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Shiva Temples, Uttarakhand

Famous Shiva Temples in Uttarakhand

The glorifying Uttarakhand is a peaceful state which has been conferred with the epithet of “Devbhoomi”, the land of gods. To live up to its name the state possesses various sacred shrines that are visited by thousands of devotees each year.

Uttarakhand houses many sacred Hindu temples like Chota Char Dham, Panch Kedar, Panch Prayag, Panch Badri, Shakti Peeth and Siddha Peeth. These holy shrines are adorned in the mountain areas in the serenity of the Himalayas, making the aura divine. One can surrender in the divine intervention of Hindu gods and enrapture in the spiritual bliss of the hill temples.

For thousands of years, sages and saints have walked to the Himalayan abode of Lord Shiva and seek blessings from the Vasudev, The Almighty. There are numerous centuries-old shrines and temples in Uttarakhand revered by the devotees.

Browse through the List of Shiva Temples in Uttarakhand

Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple, Rudraprayag

Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple is a popular Shaivites destination, located 18 kms from Rudraprayag and situated on the bank of river Mandakini. The temple is located inside the Santoshi Mata temple premises. The temple is also known as Agastyamuni Temple and it is believed that the great sage Agastya meditated here for a couple of years. Every year during Baisakhi, a grand fair takes place here.

Moteshwar Mahadev Temple, Kashipur

Moteshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the old and ancient Lord Shiva temple and also known as Bheem Shankar Jyotirlingam. The temple is an abode of Lord Shiva in Kashipur, located in Rudrapur of Uttrakhand.

Binsar Mahadev Temple, Chamoli

Binsar Mahadev Temple is located near Ranikhet area (19 kms) and is surrounded by deodar forest. Binsar Mahadev temple is ia at an altitude of 2480 meters. The temple is one of the must see sightseeing place in Binsar and famous for child blessing to childless ladies. Cleanliness of the temples vicinity and fresh green background add to the exclusiveness of this temple.

Gananath Temple, Almora

A popular cave temple of Lord Shiva, Gananath is situated near Satrali village (Takula) at a height of 2116 mts above sea level. The temple is at a distance of around 47 km from Almora and is thronged by people during the fair held on the occasion of Kartik Purnima.

Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Srinagar

A small temple with a mysterious background, Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple is situated in Pauri Garhwal region of Srinagar, Uttarakhand. The temple is the centre of a number of popular beliefs one of which says that during the Kartika Chaturdashi if a childless couple stands in front of the temple and spends the entire night holding an earthen lamp they will be blessed with a child. During Achra Saptami, i.e., the second day after Vasant Panchami, 52 types of dishes are offered to the deity.

Rameshwar Temple, Rishikesh

A vibrant temple of Lord Shiva near Ram Jhoola in Rishikesh, Rameshwar temple is popular among the local devotees. The Shikhara of the temple looks stunning from afar for its unique colour combination. The architecture of the temple looks modern and simple.

Someshwar Temple, Kausani

A quaint village with calm and composed environment, Someshwar is blessed with the presence of this sacred temple. It is around 11 km from the beautiful hill station Kausani. The temple is located on the Kausani – Almora road. People often believe that it is one among the 12 Jyotirlingas. The temples date back to the beginning of the 17th century and the idols are believed to belong to a period between 7th and 16th century AD.

Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple

Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple is a popular Shaivites destination, located 18 kms from Rudraprayag and situated on the bank of river Mandakini. The temple is located inside the Santoshi Mata temple premises. The temple is also known as Agastyamuni Temple and it is believed that the great sage Agastya meditated here for a couple of years. Every year during Baisakhi, a grand fair takes place here.