“Come, fall in love with me... I promise you an affair that will last many lives!”
In one word: 'ethereal'... In many words: A spiritually charged and naturally endowed cosmos that will make the eyes open wider, stir the soul out of a stupor and set the heart fluttering into the deep valley and forest. An abode of abiding and intense religiosity that has over the years manifested in a cluster of finely crafted temples, Jageshwar is an exemplary rendition of 'the divine' unto stone.
Of significance is the fact that this pilgrim site is believed to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam is a shrine where Lord Shiva, an aspect of God in Hinduism, is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam or 'Lingam of light'. There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India
in India. The Swayambhu Linga named Nagesh is enshrined here. Jageshwar exudes an inner beauty that is accentuated by the diverse Himalayan environment: Spectacular views of snowcapped peaks from an altitude of over 7000 ft, dense natural forests, various herbs and medicinal plants growing wild and the invigorating winds coming across the Chir, Pine and Deodar forests.
A dozen wood craftsmen continue the legacy of traditional skills used for the ornate Jageshwari dwelling facades. The community's dwelling idiom consists of single or double storeyed homes, mud plastered with slate-tiled sloping roofs, carved wooden windows and doorways. The village is a natural meditation center that acts as a restorative and a stimulant to the mind, heart and body.