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Tarkeshwar Dham is one of the Siddh Peeths and is considered as a very holy site. There is a meditation centre at this serene site. There are open pools for bathing, before entering the temple and closed pools for the ladies. There is a kund in the premises, which is believed to have been dug by the Goddess Laxmi, the holy water of which is used for offering to the shivling, inside the temple. Bells are offered to Lord Shiva after pious occasions in the Hindu families such as a wedding or the birth of a new born child. These bells are hung in a separate room and when the room is full, they are hung at the walkway.


There are no provisional stores near the temple; hence, it is better to buy the necessities from Kotdwar itself. According to another myth, it is said that Goddess Parvati had transformed herself into 7 deodar trees, in order to provide shade to Lord Shiva and the deodar trees of the region have been originated from these 7 trees! The shape of the deodar grove is believed to be in the form of the letter Aum of Hindi language. This is also how the name Tarkeshwar was bestowed to the temple. The shivling in the temple is placed under the idol of the deity. A temple dedicated to Goddess Shakti lies adjacent to the main temple. There is also a Havan Kund in the premises, for the performance of special prayers by the pilgrims. The villagers offer their first harvest to the deity in the temple.