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this sub Himalayan area is seismically unstable and may experience minor tremors.
As to the period of construction of this temple, no correct information is available and, obviously, it is pretty old - between 10 to 12 th century and was built during the Chand Dynasty. The sculptures of various gods and goddesses carved on the wall, it is said, get the attention of the visitors. The intricate carving on the ceilings of these temples is a testimony to their ancient glory and artistic talents. The carving in the ceiling is not at all affected by the passage of time. The overall architecture of this temple is close to those of South Indian temples.
Being a 'National Heritage' site, it is being managed by the ASI - the Archaeological Survey of India (since 1952). Mahashivaratri is a major festival here that attracts a large gathering of devotees from many parts of this state and a grand fair is also organized on that day. Best time to visit : February to November. Nearest Railway Station : Tanakpur and airport is Pantnagar - a distance of 170km.