My next destination was Jageshwar temple, the beautifully designed temple that lies at a distance of the short drive. 1-hour drive and I was there. The ambiance of the place is beyond description. The temple is believed to carry Jyotirlinga dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has a huddle of 124 large and small stones dating back to 9th and 13th century.
How to Reach: Located 36 kms east of Almora, the place can easily be reached by bus and car/taxi.Mythology: This group of famous temples in India date from 8th century to 18th century. According to locals, "Shiva selected this place to be his abode. During the tapasya by Shiva, demons obstruct his penance. Then God "Sam" come into being as Trinetra and send his ganas to kill the demons. It is believed that Sam will come to Kot Linga temple premises to save humanity and Jageshwar in Kalyuga. Adi Shankacharya tried to build the maim temple at Kotlinga but to no avail as Sam wanted Kotlinga to be specifically reserved for the meditation of Shiva. Old ruins of a temple structure can be found near Kotlinga. Local people still believe that Sam or Lakulisha, the Lord with a stick shall come and built the real Jageshwar temple near Kotlinga and thus save the mankind from adversities of Kalyuga." (Credits Wikipedia)