Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple located in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarkand. The Temple belongs from the 8th-century AD and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated in the lap of the picturesque Alaknanda Valley and offers stunning views of the magnificent snow-clad Himalayan mountains. The architecture of the Kyunkaleshwar temple's is in a way similar to that of the Kedarnath temple. The temple complex comprises shrines for Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Ganpati, Kartikeya, Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lakshman. The devotees have to go through a dense forest and climb a flight of stairs to reach temple. It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya who was the founder of Advaita Vedanta, built the temple. The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated by the devotees with much enthusiasm and joy.
The airport closest to this temple is the Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) which is about 155kms away from Pauri. Jolly Grant Airport is well-connected to Delhi through regular air services. Taxis are available from the airport to Pauri Garhwal.
The nearest railway station the Kotdwar station which is around 108 kms away from Pauri Garhwal. The Kotdwar Railway Station is linked with other cities in India through the extensive rail network.
Pauri Garhwal district is well connected with many cities and towns of the region via good roadways. Private and State buses ply from Pauri Garhwal to Rishikesh (117 km) and Kotdwar (108 km) and vice-versa. Pauri Garhwal is connected to Haridwar, Dehradun and Mussoorie via Rishikesh and Kotdwar.
Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.