During the 8th century AD, Hindus’ Vaishnava and Shaiva cults as well as a seat of Sanskrit learning and literature flourished in the Kashmir valleys. The temple dates back to the 9th century when Jammu and Kashmir were under the reign of king Avantivarman (ruled 855-83), the founder of Kashmir's Utpala dynasty. He built two magnificent temples in the town of Avantipur—the Avantiswami Temple dedicated to Vishnu and the Avantishwara Temple dedicated to Shiva. These temples have withstood the constant invasions and the forces of nature that the town of Awantipora has faced. Excavated in the 18th century, the Vishnu temple would have been a magnificent structure during its time, with some pillars standing tall even today.
Awantiswami Temple, National Highway 1A, Awantipora, Pulwama District, Jammu & Kashmir
Monsoon : Maximum: 18°C, Minimum: 5°C
Summer : Maximum: 29.5 °C, Minimum: 10.6 °C.
Winter : Maximum: 7 °C, Minimum: 1 °C.
Recommended Season to Visit : September- November or March-May
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