( Srinagar )
from Pauri situated on the bank of Alaknanda river, Srinagar was
once the capital of the Garhwal Kings before the arrival of British.
Even today, it is one of the biggest township of the district and
is the seat of the Garhwal University. It is located at the junction
of roads from Kotdwar, Rishikesh,
Tehri Garhwal & Badrinath.
In the ancient times, Srinagar was an important centre for art &
Population: 18,791 (1991 census)
Area: 9.659 sq.kms.
Altitude: 579 mts.
Season: Round the year.
Clothing: Summer - Cotton & Winter - Woolen
Language: Garhwali, Hindi, & English
This temple is of great significance for its architectural beauty.
The temple has been made of huge stones and the inscription on the
stone of the main door reveals that around 1682 A.D., a person by
the name of 'Keshorai' got this temple constructed.
Srinagar abounds in ancient temples and Kamleshwar is the most prominent
among them. It is said that Lord Rama had worshipped Lord Shiva
here with a thousand lotus flowers. One flower feel short and Rama
compensated this loss by offering one of his eyes. That is the reason
why he is also known as 'Kamal Nayan', meaning lotus eyed. Every
year on the occasion of 'Vaikunth Chaturdashi', women come here
to worship Lord Shiva whole night with lighted lamps.
This temple is at a distance of 3 kms. from the main town of Srinagar
and is believed to have been constructed by Adi Guru Shankaracharya.
The temple has a unique architectural beauty. The central room of
the temple has the idols of God Vishnu & Goddess Laxmi.
Situated at a distance of 19 kms. from the main town of Srinagar
via Chamdhar, Devalgarh was established by the king of Kangra named
Deval. The Laxmi Narayan temple, Gauri Devi temple & Rajrajeshwari
temple are the main attractions here. Inscription on the stones
of the temples make them important from the archaeological point
Situated at a distance of 16kms. from Srinagar on Srinagar Rudraprayag
motor road, is one of the popular religious centres of Garhwal.
People from far and wide come here round the year, to pay homepage
to Goddess Dhari Special worship is held here during festivals.