State : Uttarakhand, India.
The town of Baijnath is situated on the banks of Gomti river in the state Uttarakhand. The road from Kausani descends through forests of pine into the fertile Garur Valley to Baijnath. This town was the capital of Katyuri kings during the period of 7th – 11th century AD. The ancient Temple of Baijnath dates back to the twelth century A.D. The life-size statue of the Goddess Parvati and other statues of Ganesh, Chandika, Surya and Brahma are remarkable. The famous Baijnath temple is said to have been built by Katyuri king in 1150. Once the Baijnath town was known as Kartikyapuri and the whole Uttarakhand was ruled by Katyuri dynasty during 12th and 13th century. The Baijnath temple is significant as it is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvati married at the confluence of the river Gomati and Garur Ganga.
To reach Baijnath, one can opt the route from either Kausani or Almora. Baijnath is 19 km from Kausani and 70 km from Almora.
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