Shankaracharya Hill and Temple, Srinagar. Important visiting information
More about Shankaracharya Hill and Temple, Srinagar and Historical Information
The Shankaracharya Temple is located on the hilltop of Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Range. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also known as Jyesteshwara Temple or Pas-Pahar by the Buddhists. The temples overlook Srinagar and are located at a height of 1000 m above the plains. The temple has a rich history and dates back to 200 BC when it was built. As it was visited by Adi Shankaranand, it got its name. The Shivling was placed in the temple in the 19th century during the Sikh period. The interesting fact about the temple is that it was initially a Buddhist temple which was later changed into a Hindu temple by Adi Shankaracharya. The Persian inscriptions are also found in the temple. The modern era also witnessed several changes in the temple made during the Governorship of Sheikh Mohi-ud-Din. In 1925, the electrification of the temple was completed.
Shankaracharya Hill and Temple, Srinagar address and how to reach
How To Reach: By Train: 22 KM away from Srinagar Railway Station
ByAir: 22.1 KM away from Shiekh Ul Alam International Airport
Railway Address :Srinagar railway station , Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir; India Airport Address :Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport, Indragandhi Road, Humhama, B
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