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Gopeshwar Mahadeva Temple

Gopeshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient shrine, situated at Gopeshwar, in Chamoli District of Uttaranchal. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva enshrined in the form of a Shivling placed in a late pavilion borne on four octagonal pillars.

The temple has a sanctum of design and dimensions which are similar to that of the Lakha Mandal Temple. The temple features a magnificent 5 storied heavy-shouldered shikhara.

The temple compound has a large iron trident bearing two inscriptions. One inscription belongs to 7th century, mentioning the Naga-ending names of four kings, referring to the erection of the trident in a temple of Rudra. The second inscription, which belongs to the 12th century, mentions the re-erection of a Vijaya-Stambha (victory pillar) by king Ashokachalla.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Chamoli
Location: Gopeshwar    


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