Nageshwarnath Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Ayodhya Junction): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: At Ram Ki Paidi

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Ayodhya Junction, Nageshwarnath Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Ram ki Paidi in Ayodhya. It is one of the popular temples in Ayodhya, and among the must-include places in Ayodhya Darshan packages.

Located adjacent to the Theri Bazaar, Nageshwarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is also known as Nageshwar Nath or Lord of Snakes. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses a beautiful Shiva lingam. The temple is believed to have been established by Kush, the younger son of Lord Rama. According to a legend, Kush lost his armlet while taking a bath in the Sarayu River. He tried to find it but did not succeed. It was finally retrieved by Naag-Kanya, who was a devotee of God Shiva. As a gesture of gratitude, Kush built Nageshwarnath Temple. It is believed that the temple survived in good shape until the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya even though the rest of the city was turned into ruins. It was, however, rebuilt by Naval Rai, a minister of Safdar Jang in 1750.

The Nageshwarnath Temple attracts numerous devotees during Mahashivaratri and Trayodashi, also known as Pradosh Vrat. The Shiva Barat or the procession of Lord Shiva is taken out during these festivals which are particularly significant.

Timings: 5 AM - 8.30 PM, Aarti: 5 AM - 6 AM & 8 PM - 8.30 PM

Entry: Free