30 km from Pauri situated on the banks of Alaknanda river, Srinagar was once the capital of the Garhwal kings before the arrival of British. Even today, it is one of the biggest township of the district and is the seat of the Garhwal University. It is located at the junction of roads from Kotdwar, Rishikesh, Tehri-Garhwal and Badrinath. In the ancient times, Srinagar was an important centre for art and architecture.
This temple is of great significance for its architectural beauty. The temple has been made of huge stones and the inscription on the stone of the main door reveals that around 1682 A.D., a person by the name of 'Keshorai' got this temple constructed.
Srinagar abounds in ancient temples and Kamleshwar is the most prominent among them. It is said that Lord Rama had worshipped Lord Shiva here with a thousand lotus flowers. One flower leaf short and Rama compensated this loss by offering one of his eyes. That is the reason why he is also known as 'Kamal Nayan', meaning lotus eyed. Every year on the occasion of 'Vaikunth Chaturdashi', women come here to worship Lord Shiva whole night with lighted lamps.
This temple is at a distance of 3 km from the main town of Srinagar and is believed to have been constructed by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. The temple has a unique architectural beauty. The central room of the temple has the idols of God Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.
Situated at a distance of 19 km from the main town of Srinagar via Chamdhar, Devalgarh was established by the King of Kangra named Deval. The Laxmi Narayan temple, Gauri Devi temple and Rajeshwari temple are the main attractions here. Inscription on the stones of the temples make them important from the archaeological point of view.
Situated at a distance of 16 km from Srinagar on Srinagar-Rudraprayag motor road, is one of the popular religious centres of Garhwal. People from far and wide come here round the year, to pay homage to Goddess Dhari. Special worship is held here during festivals.
|Area||9.659 sq km.|
|Season||Round the year.|
Winters: Heavy woollens.
|Language||Garhwali, Hindi and English.|
|Air||Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 123 km.|
|Rail||Kotdwar (138 km) and Rishikesh (106 km) are the nearest railway stations.|
|Road||Srinagar is well connected to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Nainital, Almora, Delhi and other cities of the region.|
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