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About Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (jageshwar)

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About Nageshwar jyotirlinga temple (Jageshwar)

Tarun Jageshwar is one of the principal temples situated in the temple premises. The temple has two dwarapalas (door guardians) in the form of the armed Nandi and Skandi. This is a west facing temple of Shiva. Here, Shiva is worshipped in the form of Nagesh/Jageshwar. In the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, the Shivlinga is divided into two parts. The larger one depicts Shiva and smaller one his consort Parvati. An Akhand Jyoti, (an immortal flame) burns in the temple. 

The temple city of Jageshwar comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which include Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nanda Devi or Nau Durga, Nava-grah Temple, a Pyramidal shrine, and Surya Temple amongst which the oldest shrine is the ‘Mrityunjaya Temple’ and the biggest shrine is the ‘Dandeshwar Temple’.

The Jageshwar temple, 60 km from Binsar, houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas found in India. This temple is built on the Almora-Pithoragarh road, in the beautiful Jataganga valley. The grand temple complex consists of 124 temples which are famous not only for their exquisite craftsmanship but also for their pristine beauty of being located among thick deodar woods. It is a centre of meditation because of the calmness and serene environment.

 Various attractions around Jageshwar temple are: Kasar Devi temple, Bright End Corner, Chitai Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple, Binsar, Lal Bazaar, Jageshwar, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum etc.