Must visit Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples in Kumaon: PM

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Source: The post is based on the article “Must visit Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples in Kumaon: PM” published in “Economic Times” on 18th October 2023

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has encouraged people to visit the Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

What are Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples?

Jageshwar: It is a Hindu pilgrimage town in the Almora district of Uttarakhand.

– It is known for its group of 125 ancient temples built between the 7th and 14th centuries. 

– These temples were primarily constructed and restored by the Katyuri dynasty kings.These temples are dedicated to various deities with many honouring Lord Shiva.

– It is believed that Lord Shiva came to meditate in the dense forests of Jageshwar, leaving behind these temples as a testimony of his presence. 

– Architecture: The Jageshwar temples are a prime example of the Nagara style of architecture.

– The temples are characterized by intricately carved stone structures and tall shikharas.

– The engravings and sculptures on the temple walls depict various deities and mythological narratives, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Parvati Kund: It is located in Uttarakhand.It is situated at an elevation of about 5,338 feet.

– It is believed to be the location where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati engaged in meditation.

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