Tapkeshwar Temple


The Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun is an ancient place of worship. The Tapkeshwar Temple is about 5.5 kilometers from the city center. The Tapkeshwar Temple is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located in the Garhi Cantonment area, this temple is an important tourist destination of the hill city. The Tapkeshwar Temple of Dehradun is linked to the city with well maintained roads and witnesses thousands of tourists visiting the temple to pay their obeisance to the deity.

The Dehradun Tapkeshwar Temple is a significant temple of the capital city and set on the bank of a seasonal river in a damp cave. This river enters the cave temple where the water drips from the ceiling on a Shiv Linga. The Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun derives its name 'Tapakeswar' from the natural dripping of the water drops over the shrine from the rocks of the cave. Then the water vanishes underground only to reappear after a few yards in the form of stream. Cool sulphur springs around the temple make it an excellent bathing spot for pilgrims.

The Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun is also known as the 'Guchhu Pani' and the devotee has to walk the last 1 kilometer. The cave near Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun is a picnic spot surrounded by hills.

A large festival is held on Shivratri day around the Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun. People in large numbers participate in the fair organized on the occasion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity every year.



Last Updated on 14 March 2013