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Jageshwar Temple – Shiva Temple at Jageshwar near Almora in Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Mandir is dedicated to Shiva and is located at Jageshwar near Almora in Uttarakhand. Jageshwar is a cluster of nearly 125 temples and is located around 36km northeast of Almora town. Some scholars are of the view that this is a Jyotirlinga Temple and it is the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.

Jageshwar Temple is surrounded by very old deodar trees. The temple is believed to have been constructed by the Chand rulers between 8th and 16th century.

The main temple is dedicated to Jageshwar – locally known as Nagesh Daruka Bane, meaning Shiva resides where there is a jungle of Deodar.

There is a popular belief that one can offer prayers to Deodar tree here which is equal to offering prayers to Shiva.

The main Shivling in the temple complex is Swayambhu – of divine origin. There is a wedge between it. Thus it is believed that the Shivling represents both Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The Shivling is also referred as Ardharishwara.

Nandi and Bhringi are the two dwarpalakas of the temple.

There is a Ganesha temple, Hanuman Temple, Navgrah Temple, Ma Pushti Devi Shrine, Mahamrityunjaya Shrine, Kedarnath Temple and Bhatuk Bhairav Shrine in the complex.

Shravan month and Mahashivratri attracts thousands of devotees to the temple.