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Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples

2023 OCT 18

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Why in news?

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

About Jageshwar temples

  • 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. 
  • 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.

About Parvati Kund

  • Parvati Kund is a sacred site located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the town of Kedarnath. This site holds religious significance, particularly for devotees of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, performed rigorous penance at this spot to attain the favor of Lord Shiva before their divine marriage.



Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples, famous hindu pilgrimage sites, are located in which Indian State?

(a) Himachal Pradesh

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Uttarakhand

(d) Haryana