Rudraprayag - Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is a small pilgrim town located on the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Mandakini which is venerated as one of the five sacred confluences or the 'Panch Prayag'. at a distance of about 40 kms. from Kalimath. The meeting of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty of its own and it seems as if two sisters were embracing each other. It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, Narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless Narad. The Shiva and Jagdamba temples are of great religious importance. Till recently, Rudraprayag was a part of district Chamoli and Tehri. In 1997, the Kedarnath Valley and parts of district Tehri & Pauri were conjoined to form Rudraprayag as a new district. it is the junction for visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham. There are several temples worth visiting in Rudraprayag one of the most prominent being the Koteshwar Mahadev Temple on the shores of the Alaknanda River. Covered with lush foliage, this beautiful cave-temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is believed to have stopped and meditated here

This small town , Rudraprayag , is situated at the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and river Mandakini , at a distance of 34 kms. From Srinagar (Garhwal). The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. There are more than 200 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in district itself, the most important one is Kedarnath

Distance From Rudraprayag

Nearest Railway Station Rishikesh at a distance of 140 Kms.
Connected by rail with all major cities of India
Nearest Airpoint Jollygrant at a distance of 160kms.
Road distance from Rudraprayag Rudraprayag has a regular bus service to Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Tehri etc.

Rudraprayag Excursions

Koteshwar Temple:
Situated 3kms from Rudrprayag on the banks of Alaknanda River, Koteshwar is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to myths and legends Lord Shiva meditated at this place before going to Kedarnath. Large numbers of devotees visit this shrine during the months of August and September because it is believed that Lord Shiva meditated here during these months.

Dhari Devi Mandir:
This sacred temple is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River. The deity of Dhari Devi temple is Goddess Kali and this holy shrine holds great importance amongst Hindus. Dhari Devi is situated 16km ahead of Srinagar on the way to Rudraprayag. One must trek down 1km from Dhari Village on road to reach the temple. It takes half n hour to reach Dhari Devi from Srinagar.

Chamunda Devi/Jagdamba Temple
The Chamunda Devi and Jagdamba Temples are also of immense religious importance, as is the Rudranathji Temple, which marks the site where Narad Muni sat in meditation, seeking the help of Shiva in mastering the mysteries of music. A short distance north of Rudraprayag is the Agasteshwar Mahadev Temple, which honours the learned sage Agastya, and features stone carved images of several gods and goddesses.

Shankaracharya Samadhi
Shankaracharya Samadhi is in Rudraprayag District.It is located just behind the holiest tample of Hindu's Kedarnath .It is believed that after setting up the four Dhams in India, Adi Guru Shankaracharya went into his samadhi at an early age of 32 years.

Son Prayag
On the way to Kedarnath , Son Prayag is situated at the confluence of river Basuki and Mandakani. This holy place,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.

Madmaheshwar Temple
The temple of Madmaheshwar is one of Panch Kedars The rigid journey to this place involves many sacred places and one see the unparell beauty of nature .The journey is truely very adventurous .The treck starts from Guptkashi to Kalimathand than from Kalimath to Madmaheshwar .The route is full of wild unparalleled scenic beauty and engulfed by Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Neelkanth peaks.Before reaching to Madmaheshwar one sees the Gaundar at the confluence of Madmeshwar Ganga and Markanga Ganga.Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of belly.

Panch Kedar
The five tample of Lord Shive are called Panch Kadar and these temples are Kedarnath, Kalpnath,Tungnath, Madmaheshwar and Rudranath which form the Panch Kedar.

Guptkashi is situated at an altitude of 1319 mts above the sea level.Guptkashi has a great singnifance in devootee .it is as revered as Kashi because the two streams of the Ganga and the Yamuna are believed to meet. The ancient temple of Vishwanath ,Ardhnareshwar and Manikarnik Kund are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi.


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