|The beautiful temple-complex at Jageshwar where it is believed that the central shrine houses a Jyotirlinga.|
|A rare photo of the Jotirlinga at Jageshwar which the priest allowed me to take.|
|A depiction of the legend of Bageshwar on the wall of the Bageshwar temple.|
|A sweeping view of the Baijnath temple-complex.|
|The river Sarayu flowing at Bageshwar.|
At Bageshwar, we just completed a dip in the cool waters of the Sarayu and had a darshan of the linga in the centuries-old temple. The weather was warm though we were technically in the Himalayas! The Kumaon Himalayas is not as high as its Garhwal cousin and so, it gets quite warm in summer. I wanted a drink to refresh myself. Reaching the bus, I asked my wife whether she would like to have a cool drink.
|Even as I returned from the holy dip and darshan, I saw a kite swoop down and grab a fish from the waters.|
|Part of the 400-steps pathway that leads to the temple of the Dunagiri Devi. There are bells lining the path entirely.|
|The Dunagiri Devi temple on top of the hill. Unlike shrines in the south of India, these temples are not very|
ornate and decorated. But the vibes inside are powerful.
|Sitting in meditation in the cave. My camera flash illuminated the otherwise|
dark cave. Maybe it gave the feeling of en'light'enment to the meditators!
|The entrance to the cave of Mahavatar Babaji. The Yogoda Satsangha Society|
has taken charge of its maintenance.