Shankaracharya Hill and Temple, Srinagar. Important visiting information

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    Shankaracharya Hill and Temple, Srinagar

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    Shankaracharya Temple 

    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

    Address : Shankaracharya hill, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001, India

    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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