Mukteshwar temple in Nainital is one of the most popular and ancient shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is settled in a beautiful hill station, Mukteshwar, which got its name after this shrine. Every year Lord Shiva devotees and other travelers come to this holy spot to get the blessings of Lord Shiva and enjoy the tranquility and scenic beauty of this exotic location.
Referred to as Mukteshwar Dham, Mukteshwar Temple Nainital is around 350 years old and is one of the important places of worship in the Kumaon region. The temple is placed atop a hill, roughly 2312m above sea level, and can be reached through the stone stairway. And the temple's presiding deity is a white marble Shiva Linga and a copper yoni. There are also idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Brahma, and Lord Vishnu.
According to Puranas, the sanctified spot is one of 18 highly revered temples associated with Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva killed a demon here. But later, with the grace of Lord Shiva, he attained Mukti. Therefore, many devotees who want a child visit this temple, offer their sincere prayers to the lord and soon get their wish granted.
Best Time to Visit Mukteshwar Temple
Mukteshwar experiences salubrious weather all year long so that you can plan a trip to this pious shrine at any time.
How to Reach Mukteshwar Temple
You can reach the temple by all modes of transportation via rail, road, and air.
- By Air - The nearest airport is located in Pantnagar (102km away).
- By Rail - The nearest railway station is situated in Kathgodam (68km away).
- By Road - Many cities are connected from Nainital via buses like Delhi and other cities/towns in Uttarakhand. You can drive your vehicle to Nainital also and do darshan at Mukteshwar Temple.
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