Baleshwar Temple

About Baleshwar Temple

Admist the main city of Champawat is the historical “Baleshwar Temple”. Built by the rulers of Chand Dynasty, Baleshwar Temple is a marvelous symbol of stone carving. There isn’t any historical manuscript that dates the Baleshwar temple, however it is believed to be built between 10 – 12 century A.D.

ChampawatThis temple is situated in the main city of Champawat on NH125. It is located alongside of district hospital road near to PNB bank.
0.5 km
From District Court, District Head Quarter Road, Champawat
1 hr

Baleshwar Temple in Champawat

Baleshwar Temple Architecture 

The main Baleshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (who is also know as Baleshwar). There are two other temples in the compound of Baleshwar, one dedicated to Ratneshwar and other to Champawati Durga. The temple is built on South Indian Architecture with magnificent Stone Carving works. Close to the Baleshwar Temple is a “Naula” (Fresh water resource) which has now dried up. On the day of MahaShivRatri, a very crowded fair is held in the Baleshwar Temple compound.

Baleshwar Temple - A Monuments of National Importance

Baleshwar temples at Champawat has been declared as a National Heritage Monument and is looked after by Archological Survey of India (ASI) since 1952. As the Champawat city has grown up, many residential buildings have been built up in the close proximity of Baleshwar Temple which may harm this national heritage. But the archeological survey of India is still not doing anything on it.

The entire Kumaon region by virtue of its proximity with the Himalayas, has by tradition and legends been associated with numerous gods and goddesses. Champawat district has acquired the unique distinction of being the holy land of gods and therefore, temples of very large variety dedicated to diverse gods including local deities and demons of restricted influence are spread over the whole expanse. These temples either possess the architectural features of great interest to a scholar or provide sustenance to faith through setting local, associated legends or fantastic design formations. The urge to come back to them is irresistible in as much as they exercise an impact on human psyche that beats all scientific logic. Apart from this these temples are of great interest to a casual tourist from the point of view of design, landscape around and several other features unique to them.

Location of Baleshwar Temple

Baleshwar Temple is located in Champawat ( This temple is situated in the main city of Champawat on NH125. It is located alongside of district hospital road near to PNB bank.).

Location & How to Reach Baleshwar Temple

Champawat is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state and northern India. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are available to Tanakpur. The nearest railhead to Champawat is Tanakpur situated at a distance of 60kms from Champawat.

Read How to Reach guide for Champawat.

What is Baleshwar Temple famous for?

Baleshwar Temple is popular place for following activities/ interests - Historical, Monuments of National Importance, Religious, Shiva Temples, Temples.

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