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Bageshwar , the “ Abode of Gods is an important pilgrimage and tourist centre in Uttarakhand state of India . . It is located on the confluence of the rivers Saryu and Gomati which is about 90 kms. from Almora and is well known for ancient Bagnath temple and there is also organization of Uttaraini fair in January. Those who are true lover of adventure sports , this place is beautiful town for this . There is also a way to the famous Pindari,Sunderdunga,and Kafni glaciers from Bageshwar .
Because of name from ancient temple of Lord Shiva which is set in the heart of the town , has a name Bageshwar .According to mythological legends sage Markandey lived here and the place was visited by lord shiva in the form of Bagh or tiger A large number of pilgrims flock to the shrine , especially on Shivratri and on every Monday in the holy month of Shravan . There are also group of temples dedicated to various Hindu deities . The main shrines among them are , the Bhairav temple , Panchnam Junakhara and the Vaneswar temple etc.
Way to Reach Bageshwar
- Well connected by road
- Airport: Pantnagar – 206 kms.
- Raihead : Kathgodam 180 kms
Chandika Temple : At about 2 km away from the town, is the Chandika Temple, known to attract hoards of followers and inquisitive souls from around the world during the nine day long festival of the Hindu female deity, Goddess Durga.
Baijnath : This historical and pilgrim spot on Gwaldam motor road is set on the banks of river Gomti in Katyuri valley . It was once the capital of Katyuri dynasty and famous for the ancient temple dating back to 12 th and 13 th centuries . The ancient Shiva temple here is famous for the magnificent idol of Goddess Parvati .
The temple which is the heartbeat of the town and its most glorious possession. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built around the 12th century. The temple has stood the test of time remarkably well and is well preserved till date. It makes for an excellent excursion trip for people staying at Kausani and Almora.
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Saryu, Gomti and latent Bhagirathi, lies the holy township of Bageshwar, which is also revered to as the pious land associated with Lord Sadashiva, said to be the redeemer of all sins. If we are to believe the puranas, this undoubtedly is a place capable of liberating one from the eternal bondage of births & deaths. With the east and west sides of the town being flanked by the Bhileswar and Nileshwar mountains, and surrounded by the Suraj Kund in the north and the Agni Kund in the south, this land of Lord Shankar is of great religious, historic and political significance.
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Saryu, Gomti and latent Bhagirathi, lies the holy township of Bageshwar, which is also revered to as the pious land associated with Lord Sadashiva, said to be the redeemer of all sins. This land of Lord Shankar is of great religious, historic and political significance. Winth numerous temples to visit in and around the town, this is a very suitable place to visit for religious devotees and the followers of Lord Shiva. The hillside town Kausani, with its mesmerizing views and calm ambiance, is also located in this district. Several trekking trips also originate from this district of Uttrakhand, making it an attractive destination for enthusiast of adventure sports. All in all, this place has something in it for everyone.
About 8 more km from the town, one can pay homage to one of the few holy shrines in the city, that are located inside a natural cave, at the Gauri Udiyar.
Also known as Valley of Beautiful Stones (literal translation), is located in the Pindar region and the trek to this place starts from Song. The length of this picturesque trek is around 54 km.
To reach Song, one has to travel around 36 km from Bageshwar, which could be reached by a bus or a taxi. The route after that is Song to Loharkhet (3 km), Loharkhet to Dhakuri (11 km), Dhakuri to Kathi (8 km) and then Kathi to Sunderghunga Glacier (30 km). Both the treks (Pindari Glacier and Sunderghunga Glacier) has a common route till Kathi after which it diverges.