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Dhwaj Temple

Dhwaj Temple

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Built in - Ancient
Diety - Lord Shiva
Location - 04 kms Trek from Pithoragarh
Timings - 05:00 A.M. to 06:00 P.M.

Dhwaj Temple, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand as we all know is a home to many prestigious temples that are there from ancient times. It is a very peaceful and glorifying state. It is a hub to spiritual and religious places. This place is also known as ‘DEVBHOOMI’ which refers to as ‘THE LAND OF LORD’. This is a home to many gods and goddesses from ancient time. This place is also very popular for its temples, monuments, sculptures, and architecture. Many devotees from all over the world visit this place throughout the year.

Uttarakhand will give you divine knowledge about the ancient time and also about the gods and goddesses like Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Mata Parvati, Lord Krishna, Mata Kali and many more. You will learn about there lifestyle, food, culture and also their part in the war as well.

This place is also very famous for its sacred temples like Chhota Char Dham, Panch Badri, Panch Prayag, Panch Kedar, Siddha Peeth and Shakti Peeth. You will not only learn but also can enjoy various activities like hiking, camping, trekking and many more.

Uttarakhand has been a religious and spiritual magnet since antiquity. There are many beautiful temples in Uttarakhand that has a great value in the past. The history and mythology are also very interesting. One of those temples is Dhwaj temple.

Let us now see more about this temple.

About Dhwaj Temple

Dhwaj temple is a very beautiful structure located in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. It is perched at an elevation of 2100 meters above sea level. You can easily access this temple as it is 10 km from the main road. This temple is a very famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Jayanti. This place also has a breathtaking view of the snow-capped peaks that surround it. This temple also has a great religious significance. During your trip to Pithoragarh, you can also visit this temple as well. This temple is one of the main religious centers of attraction in Pithoragarh.

History and Legends About Dhwaj Temple

The history and legends of this temple is very famous. It is said that this place was ‘dhwaja’ in the name of the Lord Shiva and it was also named by the ancestor of ‘Kapdi’ clan. This place is also associated with ‘Khandnath’ as there was a presence of Lord Shiva in this place for a very long time in about 50 feet cave.

This place is also very famous for the festivals celebrated here and also has a religious value.

What is Dhwaj Temple Famous for?

The temple is famous for a variety of reasons:

  • This place is famous for its temple, architecture, sculptures, and monuments.
  • It is famous for its history and legends.
  • It is famous for the festivals celebrated here.
  • This place is famous for the religious importance and significance of the place.
  • The place is famous for its pilgrimage and culture.

Best Time To Visit Dhwaj Temple

This temple is situated on a very beautiful place. You can visit this temple whole year. the temperature is very pleasant, and the view is also very adorable. But the best time to visit the Dhwaj temple is during the time of summer and monsoon season. In the summer season the place is very sunny and pleasant. This place has very bright sunny days at this time and also a little cold and beautiful night days. This place is also very beautiful in monsoon season. The place is very breezy, and the greenery covers all the surroundings. The view of clouds and hills is also very glorious. You can also visit this place at the time of festivals which are celebrated at a huge scale in this place.

At this time, you can also do trekking, hiking, and camping and many other activities as well. There is vey less chances of heavy rainfall, landslides, and even harsh weather conditions.

Location of Reach Dhwaj Temple

Location : It is situated in Pithoragarh on a hilltop of highest mountain city of Pithoragarh city. You can also reach this place by trekking for 2 hours.
Exploration Time : The exploration time of this temple is 30 mins approx.
Distance\Time Travel : The distance of the temple from Uttarakhand roadways lower bus stand is 4 kms and you can reach the temple in about 9 mins.

How To Reach Dhwaj Temple

You can reach the temple by using a lot of transport facilities like:

By Road : Dhwaj temple is located at a distance of 18 km from Pithoragarh. You can reach there by trekking for 2 hrs. and also by local buses or cab or taxi as well.

By Air : The nearest airport to reach the Dhwaj temple is Pant Nagar which is about 213 km away from the main temple. You can reach your destination by a taxi or cab. Local buses are also an available option.

By Train : The nearest railway station to reach the temple is Tanakpur railway station, which is 149 km from Pithoragarh. You can take a taxi or cab or even local buses to reach your destination. Shared taxis are also an available option to reach the destination.

Visit Dhwaj Temple During Your Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham is one of the most important travel destinations in Uttarakhand in terms of religious and spiritual vision. These places are very beautiful, and you can learn a lot of things about the ancient history and legends. It is known as Chhota Char Dham in Uttarakhand. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in Indian Himalayas. It is located in the Garhwal region of the state. This circuit consists of four sites namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. It is believed that every person should visit these sites once in their lifetime. It is also believed that if you visit these places and pray to the Almighty then you can also attain ultimate moksha.

The Dhwaj temple is also a very beautiful temple and is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can learn so much about the Char Dham by listening to the stories of the lord at this temple as well. This temple is also very near to the char Dhamsites, and you will love this place and view is also very adorable and refreshing.

So therefore, you canalways visit Dhwaj temple while your Char Dham Yatra.

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