Shankaracharya Temple Srinagar

Vital Information for Visitors

Shankaracharya Temple, Shankaracharya Hill, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Open & Close:

Open on all days except Friday 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Entry Fees:

No Entry Fee or Ticket


Approx 30 minutes

Famous For:

The ancient-most temple in Srinagar

Shankaracharya Temple of Srinagar is known to have great religious and architectural significance. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Among the Hindus, it is also known as Jyesteshwara Temple where as the Buddhists call it Par-Pahar. The temple has a large number of faithful around the world. It is a place awash with tourists from all over the world. On the back of Dal Lake, here Ashoka's son, Jaluka, had built a shrine around 200 B.C. The Shankaracharya Temple, as per Pandit Anand Kaul, was built by king Sandiman about 2600 BC. Historically it was repaired by subsequently by King Gopaditya, King Lalitaditya, Zain-ul-Abadin and Ranjit Singh’s Governor Sheikh Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din. Steps from Durga Naag temple side were constructed by Dogra king Gulab Singh in mid- 19th century. King of Mysore visited Kashmir and particularly this temple in 1925 and ensured its electrification. Dwarkapeetham Shankaracharya placed statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya in 1961. The present structure was built by an ardent Hindu devotee, who wanted to remain anonymous. Shankarcharya, the famous sage, had meditated here. The hill is also famous as Takht-i-Sulaiman, the throne of king Solomon. The hillock that is 1100 meter high is called as Shankaracharya Hill. In Kalhan’s Rajtarangini, this hill was mentioned as Gopadri. It offers views of the beautiful city of Srinagar. The Shankaracharya Temple after renovation was covered by a modern ceiling. The temple is very famous among religious Hindu tourists. The pilgrims on Amarnath Yatra visit Shankaracharya Temple, reaching by riding 243 stone-built stairs. The temple is active and live. Deity worship regularly takes place here. The pilgrims visit this temple under the protection of the army.

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