Avantiswami Temple
Avantiswami Temple
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Hitender S
Chandigarh, India173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Must visit.The Place is being restored by Archaeological Survey of India. One the way to srinagar from Pahalgam. Close to srinagar.Interesting place... These are ruins, but kept well now. To enjoy, do take guide , he is there itself. Will charge very nominal arnd Rs100 and he will epxlain it very nicely.They charge an entry fee to this place
Written 22 September 2023
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Viji B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Are they allowing people from jammu? Because we took a cab from jammu, we wanted to go there, but our driver said, they'll allow only the vehicles from srinagar/kashmir. Some mishap happened,some CRPF ppl is not letting outsiders. Is this true?
So we are unable to go.
Written 24 May 2023
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Venture17081920818
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Interesting place... These are ruins, but kept well now.
Read the history of its times... Will add meaning to the visit.
By the way, for history buffs, I strongly recommend to research into other such places in and around Srinagar/Kashmir. Martand Surya Temple, Sugandesha temple, Sankargaurisvara temple... the Buddhist sites, Burzahom archaeological site.... and many many more.
In short, study the history and culture of Kashmir before you go...Kashmir is much much more than its beauty!
Written 3 May 2023
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Devendra G
India942 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Awantipore temple ruins are on the way from srinagar to pahalgam. This is an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu which was destroyed due to natural calamity. There is no worship carried out in the temple currently as the main idol and inner sanctum was destroyed by Islamic invaders. The remains of the temple are beautiful enough to tell what the structure would have been at it's peak. Must visit.
Written 15 March 2023
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Pranav Balachandar
Tampa, FL110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
A temple ruin of what may have been splendid Ancient Indian architecture. They charge an entry fee to this place, and a guide takes you through a small walkthrough, describing some of the sculptures on the pillars, and briefly describing the temple's history.
They claim the temple came to ruins due to an earthquake.
Overall, a beautiful temple ruin set on the backdrop of mountains. A good place for religious Hindu families to hangout & take the vibes of the place.
Written 6 March 2023
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WanderingAviators
Srinagar, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Can be accessed by travelling shared by cabs till Awantipora. Or book a cab. From the road its a short walk to the main complex. The Place is being restored by Archaeological Survey of India. The main Temple has four entrances and one must observe the intriguing idols carved into the stones and different patterns on different walls
Written 30 December 2022
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prabhanjang
Bengaluru, India35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
In between Srinagar and Pehalgham comes a Vishnu Temple built in the 9th century by King Avanti Varman. The temple hosting 5 gods is also known as Pandava Lari or the house if Pandavas. Later destroyed in the 14th century by Sultan Butshikan.

There is a small fee for adults and children to see this protected monument and local guides are available.

Show this to your family and children, explain the brilliant architecture we once had and how temples were destroyed in thousands. The need to reclaim these temples will be realised.
Written 3 May 2022
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Himadri R
Bengaluru, India261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
About the Temple:

The temple was built by the Kashmiri king Avantivarman of the Utpala dynasty (A.D. 855-83) on the banks of the Jhelum River dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it represents a masterly symphony of architecture and art. Its elegant form proportionate layout of differetn members effectively distributed exuberant carvings and graceful figural sculpture are noteworthy.

The temple is of a spacious oblong courtyard, four small shrines, cellular peristyle and imposing gateway. In front of the stair case of the central shrine was a pillard mandapa with open sides containing within perhaps a garudadhvaja.

The main templae is raised on a high platform in two tiers and is approached by a staircase. The entrance is profusedly ornamented with sculptured reliefs. The sanctum is triratha on plan externally while the interior is square. The parapets on either side of the staircase leading to the sanctum carry the figures of Kamadeva, king Avantivarman, his queen adn entourage almost all the cells have trfoil door openings.

Logistics:

Pahalgam to Awantipora is around 59Km and takes around 90 mins to reach. Its the mid way between Pahalgam and Srinagar so you can decide when to visit the place. Ticket price is 25 INR per person. Good place for family to spend some time. It wont take more than 30 mins to cover the place including photography. There are few stalls outside the temple where you can have breakfast or lunch. If someone wants to use the toilet, facility is available inside the premises.
Written 1 May 2022
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Shuddho G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Absolutely amazing and a must visit while in Srinagar. human ingenuity and creation at its pinnacle. Masterpiece.
Written 23 April 2022
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kedar2015
Mumbai, India311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
If you love to know history then its a must visit place to know historical background of Kashmir how it started with Hindu culture ... and later destroyed by Mughals .... they have guide there who gives good information.
Written 17 April 2022
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