|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|coolest month||January 11 °C (51.8 °F)|
|warmest month||June 27.3 °C (81.2 °F)|
|The highest temperature ever||38 °C, recorded on 5 June 2017|
Temples in Bageshwar
- Bagnath Temple
- Chandika Temple
- Shri Haru Temple
- Gauri Udiyar
- Agnikund temple
- Nileshwar temple
- Kukuda Mai temple
- Shitla Devi temple
- Trijugi Narayan temple
- Hanuman temple
- Jwala Devi temple
- Radha Krishna temple
- Bhileshwar Dham
- Suraj Kund
- Golu temple
- Praktishwar Mahadev
Welcome To Bageshwar
Bageshwar lies at the confluence of Saryu and Gomti rivers with the blessings of Lord Sadashiv, the redeemer of all sins. There are numerous famous temples dedicated to Gods and Goddesses in the proximity of Bageshwar.
Bageshwar is a place of extreme religious and historic significance. The Bhileshwar and the Nileshwar mountains border the east and the west of Bageshwar while the north and south are surrounded by Suraj Kund and Agni Kund respectively. According to the puranas, this place has the power to liberate one from shackles of births and deaths. For the entire state, Bageshwar has been the symbol of faith. Bageshwar is the base camp for treks to popular glaciers like Pindari, Kafni and Sunderdhunga. The most important temple of Bageshwar is Bagnath temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at the heart of the city and thousands of devotees throng the temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri. The temple was constructed by Laxmi Chand around 1450 AD.
The temples of Baijnath are located on the left bank of Gomti. The main temple which is just below the house of Mahanta is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Since the construction of the temple is similar to the Tailihata group, it can be said that it belonged to the same period as Tailihta. About half a kilometre of Bageshwar lies the Chandika temple dedicated to Goddess Chandika. The Sriharu temple is located 5kms from Bageshwar and every year on Vijaya Dashami a large fair is organised here. The Uttaryani Fair is the most important fair of Bageshwar held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14th. The lace is considered to be as holy as the Ganga at Varanasi and therefore the fair attracts hundreds of devotees.
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Many classical dance forms and folk art are practised in the city. Some well-known dances include Hurka Baul, Jhora-Chanchri, Jhumaila, and Chholiya. Music is an integral part of the Kumaoni culture. Popular types of folk songs include Mangal, Basanti, Khuded and Chhopati. These folk songs are played on instruments including dhol, damau, turri, ransingha, dholki, daur, thali, bhankora, mandan and mashakbaja.Music is also used as a medium through which the gods are invoked. Jagar is a form of spirit worship in which the singer, or Jagariya, sings a ballad of the gods, with allusions to great epics, like Mahabharat and Ramayana, that describe the adventures and exploits of the god being invoked. Ramleela has been staged annually during the autumn festival of Navratri since 1948 in Bageshwar.
The primary food of Bageshwar is vegetables with wheat being a staple. A distinctive characteristic of Uttarakhand cuisine is the sparing use of tomatoes, milk, and milk based products. Coarse grain with high fibre content is very common in Uttarakhand due to the harsh terrain. Another crop which is associated with Uttarakhand is Buckwheat (locally called Madua or Jhingora). Generally, either Desi Ghee or Mustard oil is used for the purpose of cooking food. Simple recipes are made interesting with the use of hash seeds "Jakhiya" as spice. Bal Mithai is a popular fudge-like sweet. Other popular dishes include Dubuk, Chains, Kap, Chutkani, Sei, and gulgula. A regional variation of Kadhi called Jhoi or Jholi is also popular.
There are mainly government-run, private unaided (no government help), and private aided schools in the city. The language of instruction in the schools is either English or Hindi. The main school affiliations are CBSE, CISCE or UBSE, the state syllabus defined by the Department of Education of the Government of Uttarakhand. There are Eleven junior basic schools, three senior basic schools, two higher secondary schools and one post-graduate college to serve the needs of the population. The teacher-student ratio in Bageshwar is 1:47. Bageshwar has an average literacy rate of 80%, with 84% of the males and 76% of females literate.
The first public school in Bageshwar was started in 1926, which was made junior high school in 1933. Another private high school was opened in 1949 in memory of Victor Mohan Joshi, which became an Inter College in 1967. The first women's primary school started in the 1950s and women's public high school started in 1975. A new Government Degree College was inaugurated in 1974 by the then Chief Minister Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna.
How to reach
Air: The nearest airport to Bageshwar is Pantnagar Airport situated 180kms away in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis and buses are available from Pantnagar Airport to Almora and Bageshwar.Pantnagar is connected to Delhi with daily flights. Pant Nagar Airport is well connected by motorable roads with Bageshwar.
Rail: The nearest railhead to Bageshwar is Kathgodam situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. The distance from Kathgodam Railway station is situated at a distance of 149kms from Bageshwar. Taxis and buses are easily available from Kathgodam to Almora and Bageshwar. Kathgodam is well connected with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region.
Road: Bageshwar is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Garhwal and Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are available to Almora, Nainital, Haldwani and many other destinations from where you can easily hire a local cab or bus to reach Bageshwar. Taxis and buses are easily available to Bageshwar from major destinations of Kumaon region.
Places to See
Bageshwar got its name from an ancient temple of Lord Shiva situated in the heart of the town. According to myths and legends, sage Markandey was visited by Lord Shiva in the disguise of a tiger. This sacred shrine was built by the rulers of Chand Dynasty in 1602A.D. A fair is held every year on the auspicious day of Shivratri. This sacred temple is visited by thousands of devotees every month, throughout the year and especially during the period of ‘Shravan’. Bagnath temple holds the idols made from 7th to 16th century.
The deity of this sacred shrine is Goddess Chandika. The temple is situated very close to the Bageshwar town. Chandika Temple is flooded by devotees during ‘Navratras’.
Shri Haru Temple:
It is situated at a distance of kms from Bageshwar town. On the auspicious occasion of ‘vijay dashmi’ a large fair is held at Shri Haru Temple. The people of Kumaon have strong belief in this sacred temple.
It is situated 8kms from Bageshwar. There is a huge cave in Gauri Udiyar enshrining the ancient idols of Lord Shiva.