Travel to Rudraprayag, which is blessed with immense natural beauty, lakes & glaciers , important Hindu temples .
Total Area: 610 Mts.
Clothing: Summer - Cotton, Winter - Woolen
Best Season: Round the year.
Languages/Dialects: Garhwali, Hindi & English
Located at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani river, Rudraprayag is a sacred place for the Hindu pilgrims. The name Rudraprayag comes from two words 'Rudra' the name of Lord Shiva and 'Prayag' the place where two sacred rivers meet. The entire region of Rudraprayag is blessed with immense natural beauty, lakes & glaciers, important Hindu temples such as Kedarnath, Shankaracharya Samadhi, Gaurikund, Son Prayag, Panch Kedar, Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Koteshwar, Guptkashi etc.
Temples around Rudraprayag
One of the famous Char Dham site, Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Located at an altitude of 3584 mts, Kedarnath is situated at the mouth of holy river Mandakani. Worshiped as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century A.D. Named after Lord Shiva (also called Kedar), the present temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The inner walls of the temple are decorated with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. A large statue of the Nandi Bull stands out side the temple as a guard of Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old. The architecture of Kedarnath temple is a wonder to the modern architects, as to how those heavy slabs of stones had been placed perfectly in those earlier days.
While on your way to Kedarnath, you can also visit Son Prayag. Situated at the confluence of river Basuki and Mandakani Son Prayag,has a great importance in religious people. It is believed that a mere touch of the holy water of Son Prayag helps one to attain the Baikunth Dham or Nirvana.
Shankaracharya Samadhi is in Rudraprayag District. It is located just behind the holiest temple of Hindu's Kedarnath. It is believed that after setting up the four Dhams in India, Adi Guru Shankaracharya took samadhi at an early age of 32 years.
One of the Panch Kedar temples, Madmaheshwar is another popular Hindu pilgrim center. The rigid journey to this place involves many sacred places while adoring the unparalleled beauty of nature .The journey is truly very adventurous. The trek starts from Guptkashi to Kalimathand than from Kalimath to Madmaheshwar.
The five temples of Lord Shiv are known as Panch Kedar and these temples are Kedarnath, Kalpnath, Tungnath, Madmaheshwar and Rudranath.
Koteshwar Temple is situated on the holy bank of river Alaknanda at a distance of 3 km. from the heart of Rudraprayag. The Koteshwar temple is in the form of a cave temple. There are many idols which have been formed naturally. It is said that Lord Shiva did meditation here before going to the Kedarnath.
Festivals at Rudraprayag temple
As Rudraprayag is a district of temples which have a great religious importance to the Hindu's, it hosts a number of festivals and events round the year such as the season at the "Kedarnath" temple. The prayer at these great temple is no less than any festivals therefore there has always been festivals and events in the district Rudraprayag.
Places to visit around Rudraprayag
Famous for the hot water sprigs and it's miraculous healing power.
It is said that this place has witnessed the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati .Their marriage was solemnized in front of the Shiva Temple where an eternal flame has been lightning since their wedding.
This crystal clear,unspoilt,untouched by the modern civilization is located at the distance of 2 Km. away from Kedarnath.
Rudraprayag: How to get there?
Rishikesh at a distance of 140 Kms. Connected by rail with all major cities of India
Jollygrant at a distance of 110kms.
Rudraprayag has a regular bus service to Dehradun,Haridwar,Rishikesh,Tehri etc.
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