Rudraprayag"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Koteshwar Mahadev Temple - Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is in the form of a cave and is located on the banks of Alaknanda River. Devotees believe that Lord Shiva meditated in the cave on his way to Kedarnath that comprises idols formed naturally. The temple is visited by visitors and devotees during the celebrations of Mahashivratri when the fair is also organised.

     

    Deoria Tal - Deoria Tal is a lake located in the area surrounded with forests at a height of around 2,438 m. The site offers a view of the reflection of Chaukhamba range in the lake, which includes Gangotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Neelkanth peaks. Moreover, tourists can also enjoy birdwatching and exciting boating along with angling in the lake. Travellers can reach this lake easily as it is located 2 km from Chopta-Ukhimath road.

     

    Kedarnath - While seeking repentance after killing the Kauravas, Lord Shiva disguised himself to escape recognition from the Pandavas. When Lord Shiva dived into the ground, a hump was left, which is now worshipped in the temple. It is also believed that the temple has been constructed by the Pandavas. The interiors of the temple are carved with images and the idol of Nandi bull is placed at the entrance of the temple. Kedarnath is located at a height of 3,581 m above sea level, at the head of Mandakini River. This temple of Kedarnath was constructed in 8th century and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and Panch Kedars of Lord Shiva. Bhairav Temple, Samadhi of Adi Shakaracharya and Gandhi Sarovar at Chorabari Tal are some of the sites located in proximity.

     

    Kalimath - Kalimath is one of the Siddha Peeths and is famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. A large number of tourists and devotees visit the temple during Navratri. Moreover, tourists can visit Ukhimath and Guptakashi that are located in proximity of the Kalimath.

     

    Jakholi - Jakholi is a small village located in the proximity of river Ganges and Mandakini in Rudraprayag district. This village is surrounded by mountains and offers an opportunity to indulge in trekking. Tourists can visit Chamunda Devi Temple and Rudranath Temple along with nearby places such as Agastmuni and Tilwarathe.

     

    Augustmuni - Every year on the celebration of Baisakhi, a large fair is organised and devotees take part in large number to pay devotion to God.Augustmuni is situated on the banks of Mandakini River in Rudraprayag at a height of 1,000 m. The town is known as the place where Rishi Agastya meditated for several years. Tourists visiting the town can see Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to the Rishi. Moreover, tourists also can see the carvings of Gods and Goddesses on the stones as the temple is also known for its architecture.

     

    Khirsu - Khirsu is a pollution free region located in Rudraprayag and is surrounded with Himalayas. Situated at an elevation of 1,700 mtourists can also visit Pauri Garhal, Ulkha Giri and Kandoliya. Moreover, Ghandiyal Devta, an ancient temple, is also located in the proximity of the place.

     

    Ukhimath - The place has many other temples dedicated to several Gods and Goddesses such as Usha, Shiva, Aniruddha, Parvati and Mandhata. Moreover, tourists can also visit the temple which has an image of Mahadev with five heads. The temple where Chitralekha, a confidante of Usha's idol exists is also prominent among travellers. In the vicinity of the place, there is Deoria Tal, which displays the reflection of Chaukhamba range in its water.Ukhimath is located in Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand and is believed to be named after Banasur's daughter Usha. The famous Omkareshwar Temple is located in Ukhimath which is known as the abode of Lord Kedarnath in winters. Moreover, tourists can also see the crafted idol of Lord Shiva in the temple.

     

    Guptkashi - Travellers can also visit Manikarnik Kund, which is believed to be a meeting point of two streams, Ganga and Yamuna.Guptkashi is located at an altitude of 1,319 m above the sea level, which is popular for Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Moreover, a statue of Lord Shiva along with the statue of half man and half women forming Lord Shiva and Parvati are installed in the temple.

     

    Gaurikund - Travellers visiting Gaurikund can also view the Himalayan peaks covered with snow. Along with this, Kedarnath shrine is also visible from the destination.Gaurikund is believed to be the place where Gauri meditated to win Lord Shiva as her husband. It is a pilgrim spot situated near the river Mandakini in the vicinity of Sonprayag at a height of 1,982 m. Tourists can visit an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, another name of Gauri, where the metallic idol of the goddess and Lord Shiva are installed. Moreover, a pond filled with hot water is also located near the temple to take a bath.

     

    Tunganath - Tourists can also visit Nandadevi Temple and Akash Ganga Waterfall.Moreover, Chaukhamba, Gangotri-Yamunotri and Kedarnath peaks can also be seen from Tunganath.  Tunganath is one of the Panch Kedars and is located in Rudraprayag District on the peak of Chandrashila. It is believed that the hand of Lord Shiva was found at this place, after his body was resurfaced at five different locations. Tunganath Temple is one of the prime tourist attractions, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located on the top of Chandranath parvat and is surrounded by the forest. This temple consists of sixteen doors and 2.5 ft tall Adi Guru Shankaracharya statue along with lingam.

     

    Kartik Swami - However, the intelligence of Lord Ganesha impressed his father, which made Lord Kartik angry and gave his flesh to mother and bones to his father. Tourists can find these bones in the temple that are worshipped by the devotees.  Kartik Swami is famous for the temple dedicated to Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva, which is located at an altitude of 3,048 m and is surrounded by Himalayan peaks. It is believed that Lord Shiva asked his two sons to take the round of the universe and whoever will come back first will get the privilege to worship first.

     

    Sonprayag - The place is known as the meeting point of rivers; Mandakini and Basuki. It is believed that the touch of the water of the site helps devotees to attain Baikunth Dham. Moreover, tourists can visit the site to see its nature and snow covered peaks. Sonprayag is known as the place where Lord Shiva and Parvati were married and is situated at a height of 1,829 m.

     

    Triyuginarayan - Tourists can also visit Triyuginarayan Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and displays the similar architecture style as of Kedarnath. Apart from this, pilgrims can also visit three other kunds, Rudrakund, Vishnukund and Brahmakund. The main Saraswati Kund is the source of three kunds and it is believed that the water in this kund springs from the navel of Lord Vishnu. Moreover, the kund is known for curing the infertility of women.Triyuginarayan is a village situated in Rudraprayag which is believed to be the capital of Himvat, where Lord Shiva married Parvati during Satyug. Moreover, it is also believed that the four cornered Havan Kund was used for lighting the fire of the wedding. The fire of the Havan Kund is believed to be burning even today and the fire ashes promote conjugal bliss.

     

    Rudranath Temple - Rudranath Temple is one of the Panch Kedars and is located at Gaurikund. This temple is situated at a height of 2,286 m above the sea level and is in the middle of Suryakund, Chandrakund and Tarakund. Devotees worship Lord Shiva as Neelkanth in this temple. Besides, tourists can also visit Nandikund, Panar Bugiyal and Pitradhar located in the proximity of the temple.

     

    Indrasani Mansa Devi Temple - According to the epics of Skandpurana, Devibhagvata and Kedarkhand, the site of the temple is the place of origin of Indrasani Mansa Devi. It is a popular belief that the goddess can cure the victims of snake bites.Indrasani Mansa Devi Temple is located in the village of Kandali Patti, Rudraprayag district. As per mythology, the temple was built in the age of Adi Shankaracharya. This ancient temple showcases architecture and is surrounded by the temples of Jalkedareshwar, Khetrapal and Jakh Devta.

     

    Maa Hariyali Devi Temple - It is believed that the hand of Mahamaya, the seventh child of Devki, fell at this temple and since then it has become one of the 58 Siddh Peeths. Moreover, the temple is famous for the celebrations of Janmashtami and Diwali, when devotees carry the idol to Hariyali Kantha.Maa Hariyali Devi Temple, surrounded by Himalayan peaks, is situated at an elevation of around 1,400 m.The goddess is also known as Sitla Mata, Bala Devi and Vaishno Devi. The temple comprises of an idol of goddess dressed in yellow, sitting on the back of a lion carrying a child. Moreover, the idols of Kshatrapal and Heet Devi are also installed in the temple.

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    Koteshwar Mahadev Temple - Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is in the form of a cave and is located on the banks of Alaknanda River. Devotees believe that Lord Shiva meditated in the cave on his way to Kedarnath that comprises idols formed naturally. The temple is visited by visitors and devotees during the celebrations of Mahashivratri when the fair is also organised.

     

    Deoria Tal - Deoria Tal is a lake located in the area surrounded with forests at a height of around 2,438 m. The site offers a view of the reflection of Chaukhamba range in the lake, which includes Gangotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Neelkanth peaks. Moreover, tourists can also enjoy birdwatching and exciting boating along with angling in the lake. Travellers can reach this lake easily as it is located 2 km from Chopta-Ukhimath road.

     

    Kedarnath - While seeking repentance after killing the Kauravas, Lord Shiva disguised himself to escape recognition from the Pandavas. When Lord Shiva dived into the ground, a hump was left, which is now worshipped in the temple. It is also believed that the temple has been constructed by the Pandavas. The interiors of the temple are carved with images and the idol of Nandi bull is placed at the entrance of the temple. Kedarnath is located at a height of 3,581 m above sea level, at the head of Mandakini River. This temple of Kedarnath was constructed in 8th century and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and Panch Kedars of Lord Shiva. Bhairav Temple, Samadhi of Adi Shakaracharya and Gandhi Sarovar at Chorabari Tal are some of the sites located in proximity.

     

    Kalimath - Kalimath is one of the Siddha Peeths and is famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. A large number of tourists and devotees visit the temple during Navratri. Moreover, tourists can visit Ukhimath and Guptakashi that are located in proximity of the Kalimath.

     

    Jakholi - Jakholi is a small village located in the proximity of river Ganges and Mandakini in Rudraprayag district. This village is surrounded by mountains and offers an opportunity to indulge in trekking. Tourists can visit Chamunda Devi Temple and Rudranath Temple along with nearby places such as Agastmuni and Tilwarathe.

     

    Augustmuni - Every year on the celebration of Baisakhi, a large fair is organised and devotees take part in large number to pay devotion to God.Augustmuni is situated on the banks of Mandakini River in Rudraprayag at a height of 1,000 m. The town is known as the place where Rishi Agastya meditated for several years. Tourists visiting the town can see Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to the Rishi. Moreover, tourists also can see the carvings of Gods and Goddesses on the stones as the temple is also known for its architecture.

     

    Khirsu - Khirsu is a pollution free region located in Rudraprayag and is surrounded with Himalayas. Situated at an elevation of 1,700 mtourists can also visit Pauri Garhal, Ulkha Giri and Kandoliya. Moreover, Ghandiyal Devta, an ancient temple, is also located in the proximity of the place.

     

    Ukhimath - The place has many other temples dedicated to several Gods and Goddesses such as Usha, Shiva, Aniruddha, Parvati and Mandhata. Moreover, tourists can also visit the temple which has an image of Mahadev with five heads. The temple where Chitralekha, a confidante of Usha's idol exists is also prominent among travellers. In the vicinity of the place, there is Deoria Tal, which displays the reflection of Chaukhamba range in its water.Ukhimath is located in Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand and is believed to be named after Banasur's daughter Usha. The famous Omkareshwar Temple is located in Ukhimath which is known as the abode of Lord Kedarnath in winters. Moreover, tourists can also see the crafted idol of Lord Shiva in the temple.

     

    Guptkashi - Travellers can also visit Manikarnik Kund, which is believed to be a meeting point of two streams, Ganga and Yamuna.Guptkashi is located at an altitude of 1,319 m above the sea level, which is popular for Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Moreover, a statue of Lord Shiva along with the statue of half man and half women forming Lord Shiva and Parvati are installed in the temple.

     

    Gaurikund - Travellers visiting Gaurikund can also view the Himalayan peaks covered with snow. Along with this, Kedarnath shrine is also visible from the destination.Gaurikund is believed to be the place where Gauri meditated to win Lord Shiva as her husband. It is a pilgrim spot situated near the river Mandakini in the vicinity of Sonprayag at a height of 1,982 m. Tourists can visit an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, another name of Gauri, where the metallic idol of the goddess and Lord Shiva are installed. Moreover, a pond filled with hot water is also located near the temple to take a bath.

     

    Tunganath - Tourists can also visit Nandadevi Temple and Akash Ganga Waterfall.Moreover, Chaukhamba, Gangotri-Yamunotri and Kedarnath peaks can also be seen from Tunganath.  Tunganath is one of the Panch Kedars and is located in Rudraprayag District on the peak of Chandrashila. It is believed that the hand of Lord Shiva was found at this place, after his body was resurfaced at five different locations. Tunganath Temple is one of the prime tourist attractions, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located on the top of Chandranath parvat and is surrounded by the forest. This temple consists of sixteen doors and 2.5 ft tall Adi Guru Shankaracharya statue along with lingam.

     

    Kartik Swami - However, the intelligence of Lord Ganesha impressed his father, which made Lord Kartik angry and gave his flesh to mother and bones to his father. Tourists can find these bones in the temple that are worshipped by the devotees.  Kartik Swami is famous for the temple dedicated to Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva, which is located at an altitude of 3,048 m and is surrounded by Himalayan peaks. It is believed that Lord Shiva asked his two sons to take the round of the universe and whoever will come back first will get the privilege to worship first.

     

    Sonprayag - The place is known as the meeting point of rivers; Mandakini and Basuki. It is believed that the touch of the water of the site helps devotees to attain Baikunth Dham. Moreover, tourists can visit the site to see its nature and snow covered peaks. Sonprayag is known as the place where Lord Shiva and Parvati were married and is situated at a height of 1,829 m.

     

    Triyuginarayan - Tourists can also visit Triyuginarayan Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and displays the similar architecture style as of Kedarnath. Apart from this, pilgrims can also visit three other kunds, Rudrakund, Vishnukund and Brahmakund. The main Saraswati Kund is the source of three kunds and it is believed that the water in this kund springs from the navel of Lord Vishnu. Moreover, the kund is known for curing the infertility of women.Triyuginarayan is a village situated in Rudraprayag which is believed to be the capital of Himvat, where Lord Shiva married Parvati during Satyug. Moreover, it is also believed that the four cornered Havan Kund was used for lighting the fire of the wedding. The fire of the Havan Kund is believed to be burning even today and the fire ashes promote conjugal bliss.

     

    Rudranath Temple - Rudranath Temple is one of the Panch Kedars and is located at Gaurikund. This temple is situated at a height of 2,286 m above the sea level and is in the middle of Suryakund, Chandrakund and Tarakund. Devotees worship Lord Shiva as Neelkanth in this temple. Besides, tourists can also visit Nandikund, Panar Bugiyal and Pitradhar located in the proximity of the temple.

     

    Indrasani Mansa Devi Temple - According to the epics of Skandpurana, Devibhagvata and Kedarkhand, the site of the temple is the place of origin of Indrasani Mansa Devi. It is a popular belief that the goddess can cure the victims of snake bites.Indrasani Mansa Devi Temple is located in the village of Kandali Patti, Rudraprayag district. As per mythology, the temple was built in the age of Adi Shankaracharya. This ancient temple showcases architecture and is surrounded by the temples of Jalkedareshwar, Khetrapal and Jakh Devta.

     

    Maa Hariyali Devi Temple - It is believed that the hand of Mahamaya, the seventh child of Devki, fell at this temple and since then it has become one of the 58 Siddh Peeths. Moreover, the temple is famous for the celebrations of Janmashtami and Diwali, when devotees carry the idol to Hariyali Kantha.Maa Hariyali Devi Temple, surrounded by Himalayan peaks, is situated at an elevation of around 1,400 m.The goddess is also known as Sitla Mata, Bala Devi and Vaishno Devi. The temple comprises of an idol of goddess dressed in yellow, sitting on the back of a lion carrying a child. Moreover, the idols of Kshatrapal and Heet Devi are also installed in the temple.

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