Kalpeshwar Temple Uttarakhand

Kalpeshwar Temple is the fifth among the Panch Kedar Temples of Shiva located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. Constructed by Pandavas of Mahabharata, Kalpeshwar Shiva Temple is located at a height of 2200 meters at the Urgam valley of Garwal region of Uttarkhand. The cave passage to the temple in the landscape valley is really a marvelous experience to the visitors. This is a dense forest area where the two rivers Alakananda and Kalpaganga are merged. Urgam valley is famous for its apple orchards and hillside potato fields which add luster to the natural beauty of the temple.

Kalpeshwar Temple of Lord Shiva in Uttarakhand

Unlike other Panch Kedar temples, Kalpeshwar Shiva Temple can be visited all the year round irrespective of the adverse climatic conditions prevailing. The traditional priests of this temple are assumed to be the descendants of Adi Sankaracharya. The divine idol of Kalpeshwar Temple is worshipped in the form of matted tresses of the god and hence Lord Shiva is known by the name Jateshwar or Jadadhar. The Kalpavrisha at this location which is believed to be the fulfilling tree is popular because of the ancient saints who had chosen this venue for their routine meditation.

The Buddha Kedar Temple which is only partly viewed from the potato fields is on the way to the Kalpeshwar temple. One of the Sapta Badri temples known by the name Dyan Badri Temple is also on the route to the holy place. The snow covered mountains, streams, lakes, and vegetation, make the visit to the Kalpeshwar temple a memorable one.

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