Binsar Mahadev Mandir, Ranikhet

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Address: Almora, District- Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, India

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About Binsar Mahadev Mandir, Ranikhet

The Binsar Mahadev temple is perched on a height of more than 2000 meters above the sea level. It is a very popular tourist attraction not only in Nainital but in the whole Uttarakhand. It is an ancient temple that was built by King Kalyan Chand of the Chand dynasty in the 9th century and it is said that it was built in just one day. This temple is basically dedicated to the Lord Shiva but also houses idols of many other gods and goddesses, especially, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati.

It is said that women come here and light a lamp on their palm and pray here to seek the Lord’s blessings in the form, of a child. Apart from the main idols, there are also idols of Har Gauri and Maheshmardini. The idol of Maheshmardini is engraved with verses in Nagarlipi Language. This place is said to be build in the memory of Bindu, the king’s father, it is also known as the Bindeshwari Temple.

The temple is famous for its ancient archeological significance and the surrounding view of the incredible snow capped peaks and the beautiful flora and fauna. The places of interest near the temple are- the Binsar wildlife Sanctuary, the Binsar Sanctuary Museum, Almora, the Jageshwar Temple, the Katarmal Sun Temple.

Binsar Mahadev Mandir Information

  • The best time to visit is in the months of October and November.
  • The main festival here is the Vaikunth Chaturdashi.
  • There are no hotels or living places nearby till you reach Ranikhet.

Binsar Mahadev Mandir Ticket Prices

  • Entry is Free.

Binsar Mahadev Mandir Opening and Closing Hours

  • It is open throughout the week.

How To reach Binsar Mahadev Mandir by Public Transport

  • The Almora Railway station is the nearest.
  • The Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport from here.
  • You can drive to here from Ranikhet, or take a Taxi or a state bus.

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Binsar Mahadev Mandir, Ranikhet Reviews

  • Beautiful place. Beautiful temple. Amazing location. Peaceful environment. Best place if you are planning for a day long picnic. Definitely visit here if going to Ranikhet via Bhatrojkhan. Beware of monkeys.

  • Carving for mental peace this place is spot on good connectivity . Fair held each year around May end June beginning...

  • At most beautiful location with polite and very humble priest welcoming u with smile.

  • Excellent location surrounding with long tree and pleasant atmosphere....nice to visit the place

  • It is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva near Sauni which falls on Ranikhet road. It is only 17 km from Ranikhet. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and located amid of pine trees. The temple also have tall Deodar trees near it. There is some connection between Lord Shiva and Deodar trees. Its a peaceful place. Everh year in month of June, a fare helds year which ends with a Yagya. It always have rainfall on the last day of Yagya. People from around and far places come to visit tHis temple. This place does not have mobile networks so make your day more peaceful.

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