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
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
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
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
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!
Nestled in the Kumaon Hills is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Locals call it “Pracheen Vishnu Mandir”. From Kumaon folklores to ancient Hindu scripture “Skandpuran”, there are many mythological links to this ancient temple.