Jageshwar Temple is an ancient Shiva temples located near Almora district in Uttarakhand. The Jageshwar is the place of the Nagesh Jyotirlinga and other principal temples, Jageshwar also includes Mahamritunjaya Mahadev, Jageshwar Mahadev, Jhanker Sam Mahadev and Dandeshwar Shiva Temples. There are 100 - 125 temples in this Dham and of which only a few are active at present.
As per the mythology that after destroying the yajna of Daksha Prajapati and smearing the ashes of the dead body of goddess Sati on his body, Lord Shiva observed penance for many thousand years in the jungle of Jhakarsaim ( presently the garden of Raja Anand Singh, the last Chandra ruler of Almora ). It is also said that the first Shivalinga appeared at Jageshwar from the earth.
In the Jageshwar Temple complex there are two famous separate temples for lord Shiva - one for lord Mrityunjaya Mahadev and other for lord Jageshwar Mahadev and its believed that the Jageshwar temple is the 8th Jyotirling among the Twelve Jyotirlinga (12 Jyotirlinga). It is a very old and ancient structure, the temples is an architectural marvelous and excellent spiritual destination, now its under the ASI administration and is being managed by Archaeological Survey of India.
Travelers requires at least 2 to 3 hours time to explore all the temples and there is a small river flowing on the side of the temple called "Jata Ganga".
Jageshwar Temple is about 35 kms from Almora and is accessible throughout the year unlike some Temples in Uttarakhand. There are a phew hotels near the Temple.
Jageshwar Temple open at 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM