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 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.
Bagnath 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.
According 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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  • We had a good visit at the temple. The passage towards temple is not proper. It's not maintained as most temples in India. But we should visit if you are around in Kausani as it's very old and sacred....  more »
  • Shankaracharya travelled from Far from South to this beautiful town of Bageshwar to have this Jyotirlingam in the lap of Himalaya. There is Mahamrutunjaya temple next to this temple. This temple compo...  more »
  • Reached early morning , no rush at all , place is easy to reach , not maintained , on the banks of Saryu river , just a little ahead there is sangam of rivers with River Gomti coming from other side  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place with some amazing people and the atmosphere here is just so calm & welcoming.
  • It makes your inner soul more peaceful and bring the best human from you.
  • A truly special place for all spiritual seekers.
  • Gives you a feeling of Banaras. Lovely temple
  • Conflux of 'Saryu' and 'Gomti', center of city, very good place for mental peace.
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