Baghnath Temple

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Overview

Bagnath Temple is situated in the Bageshwar city. It is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated about 90 kms from Almora. The temple was built in 1450 by Kumaon ruler, Laxmi Chand, at the confluence of Gomati and Sarayu rivers. The temple was built in South Indian architectural style. Bageshwar is an important tourist spot.

Bagnath, literally translates to The Tiger Lord, made from joining the hindi words, 'bagh' meaning tiger, and 'nath', the hindi word for a higher celestial being. It is believed that lord shiva was seen as a tiger at this place, so there for the temple was named as Bagnath meaning the home of a tiger. The entrance is head lined by huge bells, which reverberate throughout the day, owing to the wish granting ability of the tiger-god. The temple attracts lots of devotees on the occasion of Shivratri and Makar Sankranti.
 
How to Reach,
Public transport buses and shared jeeps are available from various hill station in kumaon region of uttarakhand for Bageshwar.
 
Neatest Railway Station:  Haldwani 
 
Nearest Airport:  Pantnagar Airport

Location

Country
India
State
Uttaranchal
City
Bageshwar
Location
Bageshwar
Address
Baghnath Temple, SH 37, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand 263642
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Bageshwar
Nearest Railway Station
Haldwani (HDW)
Nearest Airport
Pantnagar Airport
IN
latitude : 29.033399580 longitude :79.473701480
Corporation : Pantnagar
GPS Code : VIPT
Open Year
1450
Architect
South Indian architectural
Dedicated To
Laxmi Chand Tyagi

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  • Bagnath Temple is situated in the Bageshwar city. It is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated about 90 kms from Almora. The temple was built in 1450 by Kumaon ruler, Laxmi Chand, at the confluence of Gomati and Sarayu rivers. The temple was built in South Indian architectural style. Bageshwar is an important tourist spot.

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