Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple

 

Shankaracharya Temple

is built at a height of 1000 feet from the ground level and overlooks the whole city of Srinagar. This temple is situated at the Zabarwan mountains on the

Shankaracharya hill

and is known as Jyeshteshwara.Shankaracharya Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The ancient architecture adds elegance to the temple. There are almost 240 steps that take you up to the temple hall. Regular worship is done at the temple and a lot of pilgrims visit the temple during Amarnath Yatra.
Shankaracharya Temple got its name from the Adi Shankara who visited here in ancient times. Its is also known as

Jyeshteshwara temple

, and is very famous among Hindus.
Gulab Singh was the first to construct the footsteps to the temple from the Durga Naag temple side. Later a ruler of Mysore came to Kashmir and add electrical installation to the temple. The temple was named Shankaracharayya after Adi Shankaracharayya of Dwarkaapeetham. The government of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 constructed the full-fledged road.
If you are planning you
trip to Kashmir
, you must visit this place, as it situated at a fair distance from the city. This temple has a serene environment around, where one can be at peace. Book your
Kashmir trip with the Duke Kashmir Travels
to have ever lasting cherishable memories.
 
How to reach:-
From the Srinagar international airport, it will take you almost 50 minutes that is a distance of 19 km via airport road.

If traveling from Jammu, this route will take you almost 8 hours and 30 minutes by road. 

 


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