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.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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  • 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 »
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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. 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. The Uttarayani fair is held in the month of January every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The religious ritual of the fair consists in bathing before daybreak at the confluence. After Bathing, an offering of water to Lord Shiva inside the Temple is essential. Those who are more religiously disposed, continue this practice for three days in succession, which is known as "Trimaghi".
  • Awesome experience, very high magnetic pull. The temple is very old and magestic. Best part, in the evening the wash scrub and clean the shivling and if you ask politely, they allow you to take part. Flowing water, an old shivling and you, simply a divine experience.
  • 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.
  • Here Lord Shiva is distributing Krishna-prem to every one. Vaishnavanam yatha shambho. He is the foremost devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. Just come here and beg for his mercy. He is very kind to all. The temple authorities are also very merciful and always ready to welcome Hare Krishna i.e. ISKCON devotees on the occassion of Magh Mela. They provide all possible help for Sankitan Yagya in the campus. We are very grateful to them for offering their services.
  • Thr temple in itself is superb. The structure is very beutiful and history behind the temple is very good too. Beautiful idols. The temple maintenance is not very good. Some people didn't even remove shoes before entering temple (prangand ).
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