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Jageshwar Temple - जागेश्वर मंदिर
« on: April 16, 2008, 12:49:41 PM »
साथियो,

        आप सभी जागेश्वर मंदिर से भलीभांति परिचित होंगे। वैसे जागेश्वर अपने मंदिर समूहों के लिये ज्यादा विख्यात है। इन मन्दिरों की स्थापना ८ वीं शताब्दी में कत्यूरी राजाओं द्वारा की गई थी और इनका विस्तार १८ वीं शताब्दी में चंद राजाओं द्वारा भी किया गया था।
      आदि गुरु शंकराचार्य जी ने पूरे भारत वर्ष में 12 (द्वादश) शिव ज्योर्तिलिंगो की स्थापना की, जहां पर आदिकाल से शिव जी ने निवास किया या तपस्या की, उन स्थानों को उन्होंने चिन्हित कर विकसित किया था, वह स्थान निम्न हैं

सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथं च श्रीशैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् ।

उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोकांरममलेश्वरम् ।

परल्यां वैद्यनाथं च डाकिन्यां भीमशंकरम् ।

सेतुबंधे तु रामेशं नागेशं दारूकावने ।

वाराणस्यां तु विश्वेशं त्रयंम्बकं गौतमीतटे ।

हिमालये तु केदारं घुश्मेशं च शिवालये ।

ऐतानि ज्योतिर्लिंगानि सायं प्रातः पठेन्नरः ।
सप्तजन्मकृतं पापं स्मरणेन विनश्यति

उक्त में से "नागेशं दारुका वने" ही जागेश्वर है, हालांकि द्वारिका के समीप नागेश्वर महादेव मंदिर भी इसका दावा करता है, लेकिन यह निम्न श्लोक से सिद्ध हो जाता है।

हिमाद्रेरूत्तरे पार्श्वे देवदारूवनं परम्

पावनं शंकरस्थानं तत्र् सर्वे शिवार्चिताः।

         भारत भर में जितने भी ज्योर्तिलिंग हैं, सभी जगह मात्र शिवजी लिंग रुप में विराजमान हैं लेकिन जागेश्वर में महादेव मां पार्वती के साथ विराजित हैं, वहां पर दो लिंग हैं एक बड़ा (महादेव) और उसके बांयी ओर एक छोटा लिंग (मां पार्वती)।
       तो आइये चलें इस धार्मिक यात्रा पर....।

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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 12:54:02 PM »
Jageshwar (Hindi-जागॆश्वर)is the Himalayan Hindu sacred religious pilgrim place dedicated to Lord Shiva located at the distance of 36 km northeast from Almora town of Kumaun region of the Uttarakhand state of India and is a cluster of large and small stone temples. Jageshwar was once the centre of Lakulish Shaivism. It is located in the Jataganga valley near a Deodar forest (Cedrus deodara) starting from Artola village on Almora–Pithoragarh highway. Two streams Nandini and Surabhi flow down the hills in the valley and meet near the sacred spot. The altitude of this place is 1870 mts. Jageshwar is an ancient temple city,having a group of temple with 124 temples some are in the ruin.Majority of temples are in a good preserved state and looked after by archaeological survey of India.Fairs takes place at Jageshwar during the Hindu Shravan month of July and August and during Shivratri festival.

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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 12:55:09 PM »
History

There is no definite proof about the construction of Jageshwar group of temples but these are stated to belong post-Gupta and pre-medieval era and are estimated to be about 2500 yrs old.These temples range in the period from 8th century (early Katyuri Dynasty to 18th century (Chand Dynasty).These temples were renovated during the reign of Katyuri King Shalivahandev. There is an inscription of Malla Kings on the main temple premises indicating their devotion to Jageshwar.Katyuri Kings also donated some villages to the temple for it’s maintenance.Chand Kings of Kumaun were the great devotee and patron of Jageshwar temple.Adi shankaracharya visited this place and renovated and re-established many temples before finally departed for Kedarnath.Jageshwar had been the cremation ground of Chand Kings.Many of their queens used to become Sati with them. The temples architecture belong to simple Nagara style which has tall curvilinear spire sikhara surmounted by an amalaka (capstone) and a kalasha crown the square sanctum sanctorum, entrance to which is through a carved doorway. Most of the temples enshrine a stone lingam. Impressive stone images are seen around the altar.The pilgrimage to Jageshwar was considered as sacred as Badrinath and Kedarnath.Pilgrims used to visitin multitude en route to Jageshwar during their pilgrimage to Kailash and Mansarovar.Due to the restrictions on pilgrimage to Kailash and Mansarovar in the past,pilgrims were diverted towards Kedarnath.But again this centre has re-attained its past glory.

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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 12:56:14 PM »
जागेश्वर का मुख्य मंदिर


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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 12:57:51 PM »
मंदिर समूह


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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 12:58:51 PM »
Jageshwar Mahadev

This is one of the principal temple situated in the temple premisces it is called Tarun Jageshwar.Temple has two dwarapalas (door guardians) in the form of Nandi and Skandi adorned with all the armaments.This is west facing temple of Lord Shiva.Shiva is worshipped in the form of Nagesh/Yageshwar/Jageshwar.In the sanctum sanctorum of the temple the Shivlinga is divided into two parts.The larger one depicts Shiva and smaller one his consort Parvati.An Akhand Jyoti that is an immortal flame keeps on flickering here since time immemorial.There are two Asthadhatu statues of Chanda king Deepchand and Tripalchand in the standing posture behind the Shivlinga.

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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 01:06:43 PM »
Mujhe bhi ek baar Jageshwar jaane ka saubhagy praapt huwa hai...
Shaant aur Pavitr sthan par sthit is Mandir-samooh ka bahut adhik pauranik mahatv hai... Is Mandir-samooh ko "Archeological Survey of India"  dwara sanrakshit kiya gaya hai.
Mujhe kahin padhne ko mila tha ki Cheeni Yatri Hwen-saang ne bhi apne Yatra-Varnan mein is sthan ka ullekh kiya hai.

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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 01:11:09 PM »
यहां पर पुरातत्व विभाग का एक संग्रहालय भी बना है, इस मंदिर समूह की एक विशेषता मुझे यह लगी कि यहां पर कुबेर जी का भी मंदिर है, कुबेर का मंदिर कहीं और भी है, ऎसी जानकारी मुझे तो नहीं है,

Archaeolgical Museum, Jageshwar
(District Almora, Uttaranchal)


The sculpture shed constructed in the year 1995 at Jegeshwar was converted into museum in 2000. It houses 174 sculptures, found in the region from the temple of the Jageshwar group, Dandeshwar group and Kuber group of temples, and are datable from 9th to 13th century AD.

Museum has two galleries displaying the exhibits. In the first gallery are 36 sculpture kept in two wall show cases and wooden pedestals. The masterpieces of the gallery are Uma-Maheshwar, Surya and Navgrahas. The image of Uma-Maheshwar having flying celestials, fully ornamented Parvati is siting on the lap of Shiva. The beautiful sculpture of Surya holding lotus in both hands is fully ornamented. Arun (the charioteer) and seven horses are shown at lower side and the rare sculpture of Navgrahas having Surya, Soma, Mangala, Budha, Brrhaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu are in standing posture.

In the second gallery are 18 sculpture exhibited on the wooden pedestals. This gallery is having unique examples of Uttaranchal art as the Vishapaharanamurti (Shiva drinking poison) of Shiva, Kevalamurti and four armed Chamunda with emaciated body, shrunken belly, protruding ribs and veins, sunken eyes and holding munda in her left hand are the faithful representations of the art of this region.

The central hall of the museum has been constructed to display the main attraction of the region known as “Pona Raja” sculpture and other valuable sculpture of the Jageshwar region. The beautiful sculpture of “Pona Raja” belong to the local king or cult and highly popular and respected one in the region.

Opening Hours : 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on – Friday

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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 01:32:09 PM »
Mujhe bhi ek baar Jageshwar jaane ka saubhagy praapt huwa hai...
Shaant aur Pavitr sthan par sthit is Mandir-samooh ka bahut adhik pauranik mahatv hai... Is Mandir-samooh ko "Archeological Survey of India"  dwara sanrakshit kiya gaya hai.
Mujhe kahin padhne ko mila tha ki Cheeni Yatri Hwen-saang ne bhi apne Yatra-Varnan mein is sthan ka ullekh kiya hai.

हेम दा, मै तो घर आते-जाते यहां दर्शन करने जरुर जाता हूं।

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Re: जागेश्वर मंदिर: JAGESHWAR TEMPLE
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 01:40:20 PM »

Goswami Ji had also described about Jagnath in his song.

Jai Jai ho Badrinataha.
Jai Kashi Kedaraa.Jai Jai Himala.
Jaganaath.. Baagnatha.
Jai Hari Haridwar .Jai Jai Himala.

 

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