Jageshwar is situated at an elevation of 1,870 mt above sea level and at a distance of 37 km from Almora. Jageshwar is an important tourist destination of Kumaon and receives thousands of visitors every year. It is situated amidst dense Deodar forest with a stream flowing at its backyard.
The cluster of Jageshwar temples depicts the ancient culture and design. There are around 124 temples and hundreds of statues in Jageshwar Dham. The beauty of the place is enhanced by the Deodar trees and the Jata Ganga which meander its way into the temple complex. It also acts as an important centre for meditation because of its tranquillity and calm environment.
Most of the temples have the stone lingams and very impressive stone images around the altar. A carved doorway leads you to the square sanctum sanctorum. There is a tall curvilinear spire shikhara, surmounted by an amalaka and a kalasha crown. Some ashtadhatu images are outstanding. One of the rarest specimens in northern India, the Ekamukhalinga can also be seen here.
Jageshwar Temple Almora
The main temples of Jageshwar include Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nau Durga, Nava-grah Temple, a Pyramidal shrine, and Surya Temple. The Maha Mrityunjaya Temple is the oldest while Dandeshwar Temple is the largest shrine of Jageshwar.