Located at the confluence of the rivers Gomti and Sarya in the state of Uttarakhand is an old Hindu temple called Bagnath. This Lord Shiva devoted temple is situated in the city of Bageshwar. Furthermore, this temple is renowned for comprising of a number of bells and beautiful carvings. Additionally, since this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva it attracts a large number of devotees during the “Mahashivratri Festival” every year.
a. Best time to visit Bagnath Temple
The ideal time to visit this town is either during the months of May to June or from September to October as a result of the climate being pleasant with, the temperature ranging from a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius to a minimum of 7 degrees Celsius.
b. How to reach Bagnath Temple
Bagnath Temple Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this temple is located in Kathgodam. The Kathgodam Railway Station is well connected to major cities such as Lucknow, Delhi etc.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to Bagnath Temple the ideal starting points located in close proximity are New Delhi, and Lucknow.
a. How to reach Bagnath Temple from New Delhi : The shortest route to reach Lucknow from New Delhi is via NH9 as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
b. How to reach Bagnath Temple from Lucknow : There fastest route from Lucknow to Bagnath Temple is via NH30 and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this temple is located in Pantnagar in the Nainital district. Taxi services are available from the airport to the temple.
c. Religious significance of the Bageswar Temple
It is said that this temple was built during the 7th century. It also possesses a “Nagara” style of architecture which was built in 1450 during the Chand dynasty by Laxmi Chand. According to popular folklore it was at the site of this temple that a sage called Markandeya worshipped Lord Shiva who in turn appeared before him in the form of a Tiger to shower blessings. In addition, such is the significance of this temple in Hinduism that it apparently has been mentioned in the “Skanda Purana”. Furthermore, a fair called “Uttarayani” is organized at this temple to celebrate the festival Mahashivratri annually.
Accommodation – Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays in and around Bagnath Temple :
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