Kamleshwar Temple

About Kamleshwar Temple

Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple is one of popular Shiva Temples of Garhwal Region. It is one of the five Maheshwar Pith's of Himalayas according to Kedarkhand. 

The temple is located in Srinagar Town near its main market. It is one of oldest temples of Uttrakhand and a divine and serene Pilgrimage to pay homage to Mahadeva.

In main Srinagar200 mts from main road
Free Entry
1 hr

Kamleshwar Temple in Srinagar

The Kamleshwar Mandir has idols of Lord Ganesha and Adi Shankracharya. In main temple there are idols of Saraswati, Ganga, Annapurna and Nandi. The Shiv Ling is present in the main sanctum sanctorum. 


Beliefs and Mythology

It is believed that standing whole night with Ghee Lamps in hand and praying to Lord Shiva on Kartik Chaturdashi, the childless couple get children.

One of the Legend says that Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva with thousand lotus flowers at this place. But he found that that he is short of one lotus flower.  Shiva tested Rama's devotion by stealing one of the lotus flower, and Lord Rama was ready to replace the lost flower with one of his eyes, thus the place known as "Kamal (Lotus) Nayan (Eye)" or Kamaleshwar.. On seeing this Lord Shiva was pleased and blessed him with Sudarshan Chakra. 

There is another legend on same lines, but in this Lord Vishnu offered 1000 lotus flowers while praying to Lord Shiva to get Sudarshan Chakra to defeat demons. One of the lotus flowers was missing, as Lord Shiva was testing Lord Vishnu’s devotion. Vishnu decided to replace it with one of his lotus shaped eyes (known as Kamala Netra). Pleased with Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva appeared before him and gave him the Sudarshan Chakra with which he defeated demons.


Fairs and Festivals: 

Kartik Chaturadashi At Kamleshwar Temple and details are mentioned above.

Most popular festival of Kamleshwar Temple is Shivratri which is observed at grand scale with a great devotion and fervour. The atmosphere of the temple provides peace to mind and heart of the devotees and the toursits. A fair has been organised by the local devotees on Shivratri. Devotees observe fast on this night and do not eat anything till night and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shivlinga. People believe that on this holy day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Maa.

Achrs Saptami is another festival, which is celebrated on second day after Vasant Panchami, during Achra Saptami the 52 types of dishes are offered to the deity.

Location of Kamleshwar Temple

Kamleshwar Temple is located in In main Srinagar ( 200 mts from main road).

Location & How to Reach Kamleshwar Temple

There is a small road from Srinagar Main Market which leads to the Kamleshwar Temple. 

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What is Kamleshwar Temple famous for?

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