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Jageshwar is one of the 12 sacred jyotirlingas in India.
Jageshwar, one of India’s 12 sacred jyotirlingas, lies three kilometres off the road from Almora, inside a virginal cedar forest woven by ferns and springy grass into one large, glorious organism. This surprisingly small complex holds an incredibly rich heritage, bursting with 124 shrines dating from the 5th to the 18th centuries. The forest watches over the temples, and at one time this place must have been spectacular. Today, an access road lined with shops and stalls runs right by the complex, a 50-foot high pole studded with floodlights and several faux-Victorian streetlamps stand among the shrines, and radios blare constantly. Worse, neon lights have been installed inside the shrines. Set in an expanse of undenuded deodar forest along the Jata Ganga, this medieval centre of Lakula Shaivism, considered to be one of the most sacred tirthas in the Kumaon region, has a breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains and is said to represent the eighth of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. This small town attracts a large number of tourist-pilgrims during the summer months. Thousands of devotees descend during Shivratri in March-April and for the Sravan Mela in mid-July to mid- August. Pilgrims take a dip in the Brahmakund at these times. Of the 400 Shiva temples built between the 5th and 18th centuries at Jageshwar, only 124 remain and are now under renovation by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). During the 4th and 5th centuries AD, when the Gupta emperors ruled a large part of India, the Kumaon Hills were ruled by an independent dynasty of Katyuri kings, who initiated construction of the temple complex. The building activity continued up to the Chand period (15th to 18th century).
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Uttarakhand: Jageshwar Temple
Jun 25 2014
Jageshwar could be divided in three parts Bala jageshwar, Bridth Jageshwar Dandeshwar and nearby. Bridth Jageshwar is at the Hill top where a single Temple of Lord Shiva is situated. The top is very beautiful to see the Himalayas therefrom. This plac ...... read more
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