Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev Temple is a famous ancient temple located in Jageshwar of Almora district. This temple is the largest and oldest temple in the Jageshwar Dham temple premises. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In this temple is worshipped as Savior from Lord Shiva's death. The word Mahamrityunjaya is composed of three words. 'Maha' means great, 'Mrityun' means death, and 'Jaya' means victory. Lord Shiva is the only God who has always triumphed over death. Death defeated never Lord Shiva. For this reason he is known as named of Mrityunjaya. The most huge and beautiful temple in the temple group of Jageshwar Dham is famous by the name of Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev Ji. It is believed that Yamraj the god of death is afraid of coming to this temple premises. It is believed that it is the only temple of "Lord Shiva" in the form of "Mahamrityunjaya" in the world. It is said that these temples were built during the period of Katyuri dynasty. On the walls of this temple, 25 inscriptions are found, which are from the about 7th-10th century. This inscription is in Brahmi script and Sanskrit language. This temple has a great religious significance. Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev Temple is one of the main religious sites of Jageshwar. During the of Shivratri and Shravan month, a large number of devotees gather here..
The nearest airport to Jageshwar is Pantnagar Airport, which is about 149 km from Jageshwar.
The nearest railway station of Jageshwar is Kathgodam railway station, which is about 116 km from Jageshwar.
Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev Temple is located in Jageshwar Dham Complex, which is only a few minutes away from Jageshwar.
The journey of Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev Temple can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to April. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.