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Mukteshwar Temple

About Mukteshwar Temple

Lies in the beautiful village of Mukteshwar town in Nainital, Mukteshwar Temple is extremely popular among the devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple is at a height of 7585 ft and is believed to constructed by Pandavas in the hope to attain salvation. Today, devotees around the country visit here to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Unlike other popular hill stations in the state, Mukteshwar is an untouched place that offers spectacular views of the town that are incredible beyond words.

The temple has beautiful architecture and many idols of gods and goddesses are installed in the main temple. So if you were in a search of a place that would connect you to god and will help you find your soul, Mukteshwar Temple is a must-visit. 

Mukteshwar Temple History

As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva ended the life of a demon at this place and gave him salvation. However, a thousand years ago, Pandavas found this place during their 12-year-long exile and built this temple in devotion to Shiva in hope of getting Mukti from their life. Today, the Mukteshwar Temple is believed to be blessed by Lord Shiva and pilgrims come here with immense faith and dedication to offer prayers and seek blessings of the deity. Today, the temple is amongst the 18 most important Shiva temples in the world.

Mukteshwar Temple Architecture

One of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites and one of the most prominent temples in the country, Mukteshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a very interesting architecture. The structure is based on traditional Hindu temple design with idols of Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu with a white marble Shiva Linga. The temple is located at a great height of 7585 feet above sea level and offers stunning views of the mountains. The design of the temple is said to be around 350 years old and is now considered one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in India. 

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Best Time To Visit 

You can visit Mukteshwar any time of the year, but March to June are the most favourable months to visit the place.

Places To Visit Near Mukteshwar Temple

Mukteshwar is a pleasing hill station in Uttarakhand that lies 7496 ft above sea level. It lies in the Nainital district and got its name from the Mukteshwar Dham which is around 350 years old. Check the below-mentioned places to explore nearby:

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  • Chauli Ki Jali: A beautiful hiking spot and a scenic cliff that is a must-visit for all adventure junkies. The place offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayan range that are definitely going to capture your heart. 
  • Dhanachuli: A tiny hamlet that is settled at an elevation of 7000 ft above sea level, Dhanachuli is just 13.4 km away from the Mukteshwar Temple. The town is blessed with natural beauty and you’ll be amazed by the simplicity of this place.
  • Methodist Church: The first methodist church in India is located on the Nainital mall road and was founded by Britishers in 1858. If you are a history lover, this place is a must-visit along with your trip to the Mukteshwar Temple.

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