Nageshwarnath Temple is a highly revered shrine situated at Ayodhya
in Uttar Pradesh
. Nageshwarnath is regarded as the presiding deity of Ayodhya. It is believed that the temple was established by Kush, the son of Lord Ram
. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
Legend is that, Kush lost his armlet while bathing in the Sarayu River, which was picked up by a Nag-Kanya, who fell in love with him. Nag-Kanya was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and Kush created this temple for her. It is said that it is the only temple to have survived till the time of King Vikramaditya. The temple helped Vikramaditya to locate Ayodhya and the sites of different shrines here.
Shivratri, celebrated here with great splendor and show, attracts large number of people from far and near.