Temples of Kashmir: Shankaracharya Temple

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19th August 2012
This Temple is hard to miss in Srinagar. Situated on a hill
of 100ft high, it is one of the prominent places seen from Dal Lake.
Shankaracharya Temple seen from Dal lake
The climb to this hill starts near Nehru Park adjoining Dal
Lake.  Be ready for a strict security
check at CRPF check post at the base. Once though, the 5 km climb to
Shankaracharya Temple begins. The roads are great and you reach base of the
Temple in few minutes. And then you need to climb over 100 steps to reach the
Temple.
The Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is named after
Shankaracharya after his visit to this Temple. The Temple is said to be
constructed in 200BC but few archeologists put an argument stating the time to
be 9th century AD.
View of Srinagar from Shankaracharya Temple
Since cameras are not allowed inside the Temple, there is no
opportunity to take snaps.  But you can
get down at any of the views points while driving down and take some snaps!! For
the view of Srinagar (especially Dal Lake) it is worth stopping at some view
points.
Boathouses in Dal lake

7 Responses

  1. Srikanth Manjunath

    The Shankaracharya temple looks very impressive. Just it triggers how he would have travelled all over India that too with in a short span of his tenure. Super snaps, and a equally good narration friend!

  2. Aravind GJ

    Niranjan, G square, Vineeta, Padmini,
    Thanks for your comments.

    Srikanth,
    True… that too during the times when no transport facility was available!!

    Rajesh,
    Thanks for your comments.

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