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Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple is an antiquated sanctuary that discovers its starting point in the fourth century. Situated on Gopadari Hill in the south-east of Srinagar. The Shankaracharya Temple is otherwise called the Jyeshteshwara Temple. It is over the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, India. It is committed to Lord Shiva. In 371 BC, the sanctuary is said to have been worked by Raja Gopadatya. Around then, the sanctuary was named as ‘Gopadari’, after the name of the King. It is accepted that Shankracharya, the extraordinary thinker, lived here during his excursion to Kashmir. The legend left the spot hundreds of years prior, from that point onward, the sanctuary came to be known as Shankaracharya Temple.

The structure of the sanctuary brags about the compositional style those occasions. Be that as it may, numerous increases and changes have been made to the first structure. Raised on a high octagonal stage, the sanctuary can be come to by a trip of steps. The fencing dividers of the means have a few engravings on them. Inside the sanctuary, there is a Persian engraving that goes back to a time of Shahjahan. This sanctuary rests at an elevation of 1100 feet and can become to in 10-15 minutes by stairs. Do guarantee that you arrive at this sanctuary before 5 pm. In spite of the fact that it stays open till 8, the military doesn’t permit four-wheelers after 5 pm. Appreciate staggering perspectives on the areas from up there in the wake of offering supplications to Lord Shiva.

Attractions: The sanctuary has a staggering design. It has an octagonal molded base with stone staircases. Persian engravings are recorded on the progression methods for the sanctuary which uncover all the significant occasions.

Nearby placesNishat Bagh, Dal Lake, Khati Darwaza, Jamia Masjid,Makhdum Sahib, Shrine, Pari Mahal.

Best Time to visit: Best Time to Visit Sankaracharya Temple is in the month of September to October or Early Winter.

How to Reach

  • By Air: Srinagar International Airport has regular domestic flights to Leh, Jammu, Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai, and occasional international flights. The Shankaracharya hill is in the Srinagar city only. You can hire an auto or a taxi to reach there.
  • By Rail: To reach Shankaracharya Temple you need to Firstly reach Srinagar via train, one needs to reach either Jammu Tawi or Udhampur railroad station. The stations are very much associated with various pieces of India. From these stations, you can contract taxis, private just as the Shankaracharya slope to arrive at this spot.
  • By Road: Srinagar is the capital of the province of Jammu and Kashmir. The city is all around associated with significant urban communities like Delhi (876 km), Chandigarh (646 km), Leh (424 km) and Jammu (258 km). One can without a lot of a stretch reach Shankaracharya Temple by taking neighborhood Busses or by enrolling taxis from Srinagar.

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