• Kanika Chauhan

Explore the archaeological beauty of Binsar Mahadev

This temple is surrounded by thick deodar forests and is among the most visited temples in Uttarakhand.

The Binsar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva worshipped here as Bindeshwar. The temple was built by King Pithu in memory of his father Bindu, hence this temple is also known as Bindeshwar temple. The temple also houses the idols of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Gauri, and Goddess Mahisasuramardini. The idol of Mahisasuramardini is engraved with texts in Nagarilipi.

It is well-known for its fine architecture. It is believed that Binsar Mahadev temple was built in a single day. The surroundings of the temple offer beautiful views of freshwater springs and cedar forests. It is a unique place for meditation and picnic. The temple also has an ashram nearby, dedicated to Binsar Mahadev.

A large number of devotees came here on the occasion of Baikunth Chaturdashi. The devotees, especially women; pray all night with lamps in their hands on this day for the Lord’s blessings. Binsar Mahadev is famous for its Archeological significance.

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