Bagnath Temple

Important information

  • Location: SH 37, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand 263642.
  • Open and Closing Time: Summer - 05:00 am to 07:00 pm. Winter - 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.
  • Best time to visit: During summer March-May (25 to 11 degree Celsius), During winter snows heavily November-January (15 to 2 degree Celsius).
  • Nearest Airport : Pantnagar Airport at a distance of nearly 185 kilometres from Bajinath Temple.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam railway station at a distance of nearly 152 kilometres from Bajinath Temple.
  • By Road: Bageshwar is 37.7 km from Kasauni. State-owned buses connect Bageshwar to Almora, Ranikhet, Nainital, Kasauni and Pithoragarh.
  • Did you know: Rishi Markandey had worshiped Lord Shiva here. Lord Shiva blessed the sage Markandeya by coming here in form of a Tiger.

Bagnath Temple is situated in Bageshwar city on the confluence of Saru and Gomati rivers in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India. Bagnath temple is completely dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Bagnath temple is a bell of all sizes in which impressive carving is done. It is the most famous temple of Bageshwar district. On the occasion of Shivratri in this temple, a very large number of devotees visit this temple take blessing of Lord Shiva. Bageshwar town got this name from this temple.

According to Hindu legend, Rishi Markandey had worshiped Lord Shiva here. Lord Shiva blessed the sage Markandeya by coming here in form of a Tiger.

However, some sources suggest that since the 7th century, the existence of the Baganath temple, the present temple in Naga style, 1450 AD In the moon rule Lakshmi Chand created it. Various sculptures in the temple which was established between 7th century and 16th century AD. The importance of Baganath temple has been mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Hindu pilgrims visit this place for the year to worship here.

Uttarayani Mela is organized every year in the month of January on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.The religious rituals, On the first day of the fair do bath. After bathing, offering water to Lord Shiva inside the temple is considered necessary. This religious ritual is done for three days, known as 'Trimaghi'.

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