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Moteshwar Mahadev Temple

Also known as “Shree Bheem Shankar Mahadev” is the “Moteshwar Mahadev Temple” located in Uttarakhand. This Lord Shiva temple is situated in small city called Kashipur in the Udham Singh Nagar district. Apart from Lord Shiva which is the main deity of worship, this temple also includes other deities that include Parvarti, Kartikeya, Ganesha, Hanuman, Kali, and Bhairo. Additionally, this is also a temple where the full face of Lord Shiva can be seen in the form of a “jyotirlingam” known as “Bheema Shankar”.

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a. Best climate to visit Moteshwar Mahadev Temple

The best time to visit this sacred “Devi” Temple is from March to October during which the climate is extremely pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 30 degree Celsius to a minimum of 14 degree Celsius.

b. How to reach Moteshwar Mahadev Temple

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1. By train:

Kashipur itself possesses its own railway station. The Kashipur Railway Station is well connected to major cities such as Lucknow, Mumbai, Varanasi, Chandigarh, Haridwar etc.

2. By road:

If you intend to drive to this temple then the ideal starting points would be New Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gurugram, and Dehradun.

  • Via New Delhi

There is one route from New Delhi to this temple, and it is via NH9.

  • Via Haridwar

There are two routes from Haridwar to this temple, and they are via NH34 and NH734.

  • By Rishikesh

There is one route from Rishikesh to this temple, and it is via NH34 and via NH734.

  • By Gurugram:

There is one route from Gurugram to this temple, and it is via NH9.

  • Via Dehradun:

There are two routes from Dehradun to this temple, and they are via Ambala-Dehradun-Hardiwar Road/Haridwar Road and NH34 and NH734 and via NH307.

3. By air:

The closest airport to this temple is located in Pantnagar at a distance of 55 km. The Pantnagar Airport is well connected to New Delhi via Jagson Airlines, which schedules six flights per week.

c. Religious significance of Moteshwar Mahadev Temple

The place that surrounds this temple was known as “Dakini” due to the fact that a demon called “Hidimba” was born over here in the Dakini Yoni. In addition, this temple built around 302 BC also is said to possess one of the 12 Shiva jyotirlingas. Furthermore, the shivlinga found in this temple is extremely thick, and hence it has been rightly been named “Moteshwar Mahadev”.

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