Shiva is addressed by diverse names. Jageshwara is only a version of Yogisvara (Lord of Yogis). Most of the shrines at Jageshwar portray Shiva with his varied names like Mahamrityunjaya, Nilakantheshvara, Dandeshavara etc.
The other temples are dedicated to Surya (the Sun God), Navadurga (nine manifestations of the goddess Durga), Kalika, Pushtidevi and Kubera. Built by professional builders in the name of Shaivism, they belonged to the Lakulish sect. The jyotirlinga at Jageshwar is visited by thousands of Shiva devotees who come to offer prayers during Shivratri.
Throughout India’s history, religion has played an important part in Indian culture. Out of all the religion in India, Hinduism can be traced to pre-historic time. Majority of hindus worship Lord Shiva. Jageshwar is the most pure land where it is said that Lord Shiva lived meditate in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand.
The state of Uttarakhand is known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ i.e. the Land of Gods, where one finds temples almost everywhere depicting stories of different gods, deities and many such holy souls. Many ardent Hindu wish to visit the beautiful Dev Bhoomi and bow before the lord. Many temples which were constructed many years ago are still kept in perfect shape. The most commonly visited temples are Jageshwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.
Of all the major Hindu pilgrimages in the Uttaranchal, Jageshwar Temple is the most important for Shiva worshipping. The temples of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath together constitute the Char Dham Yatra which is of great importance to the Hindus. Pilgrims from all over the world visit these places especially to worship the holy gods and enjoy the Himalayas. Rudranath Temple, Badrinath Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Naina Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Madmaheshwar Temple, Yamunotri Temple, Neelkanth Temple are some of the most important Temples of Uttarakhand.