Pilgrimage Tour

Bagnath Temple in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

Located at the confluence of Sarayu and Gomatri Rivers, the Bagnath Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated in the Bageshwar city, this temple is nestled with impressive carvings and is decorated with bells of all shapes and sizes.

Bagnath Temple Mythology

According to Hindu mythology, here Lord Shiva was worshipped by Sage Markandeya and impressed by his prayers, Lord Shiva decided to reward him with his presence in the form of a tiger. This is one of the famous temples in the district, and the city of Bageshwar derives its name from it.

Bagnath Temple is Famous For

This temple has a fascinating background. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi graced this place with their presence in the form of a Tiger and a Cow; it one of the reasons for the confluence of two rivers. However, the conjunction point of turquoise water from the Sarayu River and murky water from Gomatri make for a mesmerising sight to behold. The cremation ground located in the vicinity of the Bagnath Temple is believed to provide peace in the afterlife.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Bagnath Temple in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

  • Every year, in January, the Uttarayan Fair takes place on the day of Makar Sankranti. According to popular belief, bathing at the confluence before daybreak is considered to be purifying.
  • Shivratri is celebrated with grandeur, and a large number of devotees from all across the globe attend it.
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