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Historical temples are an important part of India’s rich cultural heritage. Uttarakhand doesn’t disappoint when it comes to these ancient shrines. Here are five of the most historical temples in Uttarakhand that you can visit today.
The 14th century Tungnath Temple, located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It is a famous and historical temple in Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and thousands of pilgrims visit it every year. Due to its popularity, Tungnath Temple gets overcrowded during Shivratri in February-March each year. Apart from being a famous religious site in India, Tungnath Temple is also popular for trekking tours and adventure activities. Many people visit and climb up to reach Dronagiri where you can view Kedarnath Temple and other snow-capped mountains.
The Kedarnath Temple is one of Lord Shiva’s twelve Jyotirlingas. It is standing majestically at 3,580 metres above sea level. And it is surrounded by the formidable Garhwal Himalayas. The Chota Char Dham Pilgrimage has four places, with Kedarnath being one of them. It is the most important of the Panch Kedars and one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams. It is one of the most visited historical temples in Uttarakhand.
Katarmal Sun Temple
Perched atop a hillock, Katarmal is dedicated to Suryadev (sun god). Situated close to Ranikhet and can be easily spotted in Katarmal area. The temple was constructed by Brahmins of Maharashtra around 100 years ago. Famous for its ancient sundial, local priest Raghunath Mishra performs puja and abhishek every morning and evening. The idol of Suryadev is also worshipped here during Chaitra Parba. As per records available with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), there were at least three temples in the past at Katarmal, built using stone while one was made of bricks.
Jageshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. Situated on top of a hill near Jageshwar village in Chamoli district, in Uttarakhand. It said that its origin dates back to the 14th century and is among one of the oldest temples in India. The temple is built on top of Shikhara (dome) and inside it are multiple shrines dedicated to different Gods like Shiva Lingam and others.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple of Garhwal is one of the historical temples in Uttarakhand. Its presiding deity is Lord Shiva known as Neelkanth. It is considered to be a form of Vishnu and Maheshwara. The temple is easily accessible from Pauri town. It can be reached through various modes of transportation like buses, taxis, private vehicles or even on foot.
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