Located about 20 KM from our place is a temple dedicated to Aedi Raja Barsi Gaja (ऐड़ी राजा बरसी गाजा), a demigod who appears in local folk tales. Villagers name the temple simply ‘Aedi Devta Temple’ (also spelled Ari, Aeri, Aidi). The temple is on a hilltop with valleys all around.Continue reading Aedi Devta Temple
Mountain Stream near Trinetra Mahadeva
The Trinetra Mahadeva Temples are located on a side of a cascading mountain stream. It is a wonderful place to spend some time. It’s about 37 KM from our place.Continue reading Mountain Stream near Trinetra Mahadeva
Trinetra Mahadeva Temples
Just about 36 KM from our place is a small group of ancient temples. They are known as Trinetreshwara and Ekadash Rudra Mahadeva Temples. Local populations simply call them Trinetra Mahadeva Temples.Continue reading Trinetra Mahadeva Temples
Shree Kalyanika Himalaya Dev Sthanam Ashram (Dol Ashram)
Deep inside a dense oak forest is located the Shree Kalyanika Himalaya Dev Sthanam Ashram, or Dol ashram as it is commonly called in this region. The ashram is located 12.9 KM from our homestay.Continue reading Shree Kalyanika Himalaya Dev Sthanam Ashram (Dol Ashram)
Just about 50 KM from our cottages are the famous temples of Jageshwar Dham. These temples were built between the 7th and 12th centuries, by the Katyuri dynasty and later Chand dynasty kings. These temples therefore show different architectural styles. The temples are clustered in two large groups.Continue reading Jageshwar Dham
Devi Dhura & Maa Barahi Temple
Did you know that there exists a temple in India, where no one has ever seen the deity? A highly revered place, where either the deity remains covered or the worshippers have to cover their eyes!
Ancient Vishnu Temple
Nestled among the picturesque Kumaon Hills lies an ancient temple that pays homage to Lord Vishnu. Revered by the locals as the “Pracheen Vishnu Mandir,” this sacred site holds deep-rooted connections to Kumaon folklores and finds mentions in ancient Hindu scriptures such as the “Skandpuran.” The temple’s rich mythological heritage adds an enchanting dimension to its historical significance.