Pandrethan is a small village, about 3 miles from Srinagar
, on the Anantnag cart-road in Srinagar District
of Jammu and Kashmir
. The place is famous for a 10th century Shiva
shrine. It is one of the few temples in Kashmir with the roof intact. There are a number of late Brahmanical images in the temple premises.
Pandrethan is of historical importance and evidences prove that this place was known even during the 12th century. The place derived its name from 'Puranadhisthana', which means 'Old Capital'. The archeological department has excavated two Buddhist stupas and the courtyard of a monastery from Pandrethan.
Pandrethan can be approached from Srinagar by road. The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi Railway Station and the airport is Srinagar Airport.