Shankarcharya Temple

  • imageSrinagar
  • Jammu & Kashmir

About Shankarcharya Temple in Srinagar, Kashmir

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Shankarcharya Temple is amongst the top religious attractions in Srinagar. It is named after the great philosopher Shankarcharya, who once visited Kashmir. The Hindu temple enjoys a strategic location from where devotees and tourists can see a panoramic view of Srinagar City.

The temple which is also known as Jyeshteshwara Temple, is accessible by a staircase of 243 steps and is visited by a large number of Hindu devotees during the Amarnath Yatra season.

Architecture of Shankarcharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple has a 20-foot tall octagonal base that supports the square building. Inside the temple, there is a small and dark chamber which is circular. The ceiling is supported by four octagonal pillars that surround a basin where the Shivalinga encircled by a snake is established.

Best Time to Visit Shankarcharya Temple

The months between May and September are the best time to visit Shankaracharya. The weather is pleasant to pay a visit unlike the chilly winters when it snows in Srinagar.

Things to Know Before Visiting Shankarcharya Temple

  • No cameras and phones are allowed inside the temple. Therefore, either leave them in your car/cab or in your hotel before visiting.
  • The temple is open till 8:00pm but the entry of the cars in the parking area is only allowed up to 5:00 pm.
  • Since 243 steps have to climbed to reach Shankaracharya Temple, it is advised to wear comfortable footwears and carry water along.

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