Arjuneshwar Temple - Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Important information

  • Address: Arjuneshwar Temple, Tala, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
  • Open and Close Timings: 06:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Best time to visit : April to July.
  • Nearest Railway Station:  Tanakpur Railway station at a distance of nearly 149 kilometres from Arjuneshwar Temple.
  • Nearest Airport : Pantnagar Airport at a distance of nearly 245 kilometres from Arjuneshwar Temple.
  • Did you know : It is believed that Arjuneshwar temple was built by the great archer Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers.

Arjuneshwar Temple holds an important place in Hinduism. This temple is completely dedicated to Lord Shiva. Arjuneshwar Temple is located in Pithoragarh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Arjuneshwar Temple is situated at an altitude of about 6000 feet above sea level.

The Arjuneshwar temple has a special place in Hinduism because this temple is related to the Mahabharata period. The Mahabharata, the poetry book, is a unique religious, mythological, historical and philosophical text in Hinduism. The longest literary text and epic in the world, it is one of the main texts of Hinduism. It is believed that this temple was built by the great archer Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers. Arjuna was the third of the five Pandava brothers. He was also a major warrior in the Kurukshetra war. It was Arjuna who asked many questions to Shri Krishna in Kurukshetra which are described in the Gita.

Arjuneshwar Temple is one of the major religious attractions of Pithoragarh. There are many attractions at this destination such as the Lakshminarayan Temple and Pagoda in the city and Shiva, Hanuman, Chatkeshwar, Gurna Devi and Igyara Devi around the city.

One can also visit temples dedicated to local deities. Some of them are Gangnath, Bhumia, Airi, Chamu, Badan, Haru, Balchan, Chhurmal, Gabila and Chipla temples. Some of these are confined to specific families, castes and regions.

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