Jageshwar - Jageshwar Tourism - Places to Visit in Jageshwar
Jageshwar is 35kms from Almora; Jageshwar is believed to be the abode of the twelve Jyotirlings. It is situated in a beautiful narrow valley surrounded by magnificent Deodar trees. The complex, consisting of 124 temple and hundreds of statues, is famous not merely for its exquisite craftsmanship but also for it swayambhu Linga named Nagesh. In Jageshwar, fair are held during Shivarati and in the month of 'Savan' (July-August). The craft place is visited by both religious as well as nature loving tourist.
Jageshwar Dham boasts of more than 200 big and small temples, at the height of about 1,900mt above sea level. The deodar trees and the fragrant sandal wood plantation lend an ethereal aura to the site.
The main temple in the complex is dedicated to BAL Jageshwar, or Shiva the child. There is another one dedicated to Vridh Jageshwar, situated on the higher slopes. The story goes that as lord Shiva was meditating at this spot, the village women left their household chores and other duties and walked to watch him, as if in a trance.
One can also visit the Goludevta Temple at chitai, which is a unique seat of justice for the locals. People actually file their complaints at a designated spot by attaching photocopies of their judicial papers and beg for divine intervention and mercy. Upon redreeal of their cause, most people offer a sacrifice to thank the lord.