The Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar by Buddhists. It is on top of the Shankaracharya Hill (also called Gopadari Hill and Takht-e Suleiman) on the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva . The temple is at a height of 1,000 feet above the plains. This photograph of Shankracharya Temple on the summit of Takht-e Suleiman Srinagar taken by Jhon Burke in 1868. The Shiv temple of Jayeshteswara rests on the solid rock, and consists of an Octagonal Stone basement twenty feet high. It is possibly a 7th Century temple Which replaced an earlier Buddhist monument of the 3rd century BC which local tradition blieves was founded by Ashoka’s Son Jhaloka.
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