Baghpat, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, India, has a history that goes back to the Mahabharat. When Duryodhan banished the five Pandavas from his kingdom, they founded five villages along the banks of the Yamuna, one of these was Vygraprasth aka modern Baghpat.
Presently, the city is best known for its temples, Hindu and Jain alike. Here are five temples in Baghpat, you cannot miss visiting.
Valmiki Ashram is the site where Valmiki lived and where Luv and Kush, the sons of Lord Ram, grew up, making it one of the most sacred sites in the Hindu religion.
Pura Mahadev Temple
Pura Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva andis best known for the fairs held in the Hindu months of Shravan and Phalgun. Devotees carry holy water all the way from Haridwar to this temple.
Trilok Teerth Temple
Trilok Teerth Temple is a newly constructed Jain temple that stands 317 feet high and is built in the shape of the universal Jain symbol, depicting the three realms of Jain mythology –Madhyalok, Adholok and Urdhavlok.
Naag Baba ka Mandir
Dedicated to the Nagas (the snake deities of Hindu mythology) Naag Baba ka Mandir is a centre of snake worship in northern India.
A city of great religious importance, Baghpat truly is a sacred place.