Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

Baagnath : Famous Temple Of Kumaun

Baagnath is very famous temple of kumaun that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The beautiful temple is situated in  lap of Himalaya in Bageshwar district at confluence of two rivers Saryu and Gomati.

The ancient temple designed and developed by Katyuri Kings in 7th D.C. Many of the Statue here are of that time . These statue is of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga,  Uma -Maheshwar, Goddess Parvati, Three headed Shiva ,Lord Sun and Goddess Matrika prove that it relates to that time. It proved that this temple was very famous and popular in  that time.In that time this temle had a statue of Lord Shiva as a tiger . That time this temple is known as “Vyaghreshwar” But nowadays this is known as a “Baagnath “.






The “Bheem Shila ” is an another attraction of here. this is a rounded stone which is not so heavy but one single person is not able to lift it anyhow. But ie 7 or 9 person will use thier one finger of hand to lift it together than they can eaily lift it.




The newer temple is developed by Kings of “Chand Dynasty” in 1602. This temple is incredible in its architectural design.


The Main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is a series of small temple also are-

  1. Bhairav temple
  2. Dattatray Maharaj
  3. Vaneshwara temple
  4. Ganga Mai Temple
  5. Kalika Temple
  6. Durga Temple.




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