Bagnath Temple, Bageshwar

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Bagnath Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in the Bageshwar city at the confluence of Sarayu and Gomti Rivers. Bagnath Temple is festooned with bells of all sizes and features impressive carvings. It is the most famous Temple in Bageshwar District. It is flooded with devotees on the occasion of Shivratri. The city of Bageshwar gets its name from this Temple.GeographyBagnath Temple is located at 29.8370° N, 79.7725° E. The temple is situated in Bageshwar City in Bageshwar District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at the confluence of Saryu and Gomati rivers. It has an Elevation of 1004 m above mean sea level.HistoryAccording to Hindu Legend, Sage Markandeya worshipped Lord Shiva here. Lord Shiva blessed sage Markandeya by visiting here in the form of a Tiger.Though some sources state The existence of Bagnath temple since 7th Century, the present building in nagara style was built in 1450 by Chand ruler, Laxmi Chand. The various statues in the temple date back from 7th century AD to 16th century AD. The significance of the temple finds mention in the Skanda Purana. Hindu Pilgrims file in throughout the year to worship here. A water police post was opened in the premises of the temple on 19 September 2016 for patrolling and prevention of water crimes in the city.
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  • May 29, 2017
    The Bagnath or bageshwar temple located at sangam of Gomati & Saryu rivers. It is roughly 40 km from kausani & 20 km from baijnath temple. Bageshwar town is a district place. Temple is very ancient of...  more »
  • March 21, 2017
    It is located in Bageshwar town @ the confluence of Sarayu & Gomti rivers & is dotted with temples . One can easily drive here from Almora or Binsar .Bagnath temple is located 150m from TRH Bageshwar,...  more »
  • February 13, 2017
    Bageshwar is a city noisy and not very welcoming but the temples are worth the look... This is the "small"Banaras of the region
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  • May 27, 2017
    Holi place of Hindu religion. It has temples of Lord Shiva. You can feel the aura of divine powers. The entry in the temple gives you immense pleasure. You can see the ancient idols ranging from 7th to 21st century. Beside the temples you have the confluence of Saryu and Gomti. You will find yourself between the high hills. On both the sides you can see the hill tops covered with the greenery. Sweet is also famous of this place having a brown colored sweet piece wrapped with some white tiny marbles.
  • March 17, 2017
    A historical place.. Also coz of Utrayani mela (fair). ... Famous for fair
  • January 6, 2017
    Bagnath Temple is a holy shrine of Lord Shiva , situated near the confluence of gomti and Sarayu rivers . It's one of the oldest temple of Shiva around the world , considered as the one of the main attraction around Bageshwar district . Devotees of lord Shiva rush out here from the whole world . It's a bit more crowd in festive occasions , All over it's a good place to hang around .
  • February 13, 2017
    The temple is located in Bageshwar city at the confluence of river Saryu and Gomti
  • November 29, 2016
    A very old and scared temple of lord shiva situated at the 'sangam' of river Gomti & Saryu. It's surely gives you a feeling of completeness when you will visit this holy place.

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