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Augadhnath Mandir – Augarnath Shiva Temple at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh

Dedicated to Shiva, Augadhnath Mandir is located in the Cantonment area on Boundary Road in Meerut. Augarnath temple is of great significance both religiously and historically. It is associated with the independence movement of India. The temple was one of the important places during the revolt of 1857.

During the rule of the Marathas in the region, the Peshwas used to seek blessings here before going to war. The temple was also an important meeting point of freedom fighters.

The present structure of Augarnath Temple was built in 1969.

Shiva in the form of Augadhnath Baba and Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum. A small Shivling is placed in the sanctum. Ganesha and Nandi stand in attendance near the Shivling.

Various forms of Shiva can be seen on the temple walls including that of Shambu, Pinaki, Girish, Sadashiva, Nataraja, Neelakantha and Mahakal.

There are also murtis of Radha, Krishna, Durga and other deities in the shrine.

There is a Shaheed Smarak (memorial in the shape of a jyoti) dedicated to freedom fighters in the temple complex.