Friday, April 17, 2009

Baijnath Temple

Name : Baijnath Temple

Location : Baijnath Temple, located at a distance of 19 kms from Kausani, Uttranchal. At an elevation of 1126 mt. in the Garur valley of Katyur is the complex of Baijnath Temple.

Deity : Shiva & Parvati

Description : It is a 12th century temple on the banks of Gomti River. Built by the Katyuri kings there are ancient temples of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahama. The Baijnath Temples dating back to the 12th and 13th century are constructed of stone. The temple complex exhibits the amazing architecture of the age. The main temple that houses the beautiful idol of Parvati is chiseled in black stone. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga.

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