Bagnath Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in the Bageshwar city at the confluence of Sarayu and Gomati 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.Bagnath Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Bageshwar Edition.
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Its a temple of 7th century of Lord Shiva. This temple is situated at sangam of Saryu and Gomti..there is interesting story behind the origination of the dham.. more »
We had family trip of this place at the confluence of Gomti and Saryu stand a large temple with it's conical tower.Here is the shrine of Bageshwar (Tiger lord) an epithet of lord Shiva.This temple was... more »
We visited this temple on the way to Chaukori from Kausani. Very scenic place. One of must visit places in the Kumaon Region. Joy Bagnath. more »
Jai Baghnath Devtay namah...
Bageshwar is considered sacred like Kashi of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. This town was named Besheshwar due to the temple of Bagnath Mahadev or Vyagareshwar situated at the Sangam of Saryu-Gomti. The present temple was built in 1450. It is a temple of historical and archaeological importance. There is a fair here on Shivratri.
It's a Jyotirling. There is no lingam only the base of SHIVA'S original jyotirling. It's an GODS abode. Will find peace at the banks of SARYU river.
Lord Shiva's Shrine sitting on Tiger skin. A Holy place. A must see in Bageswar.
The temple is just in the bank of river Saryu in the middle of Bageshwar town. The Bagnath Temple, from which the city of Bageshwar derives its name, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is supposed to have visited his devotee sage Markandey, in the form of a tiger or ‘Bagh’ at this spot. I must confess though to being so lost in clicking pictures of statues, half broken, but still representing a piece of history, in an enclosure nearby, that all I recollect is the cute stone idol of Nandi (Shiva’s bull) that the Chaturmukhi (four faced) Shiva seemed to be gazing at from inside the Temple.
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