Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand 246419, India
Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world and is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Tunganath mountains form the Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys. It is located at an altitude of 3,680 m , and just below the peak of Chandrashila. The temple is believed to be 5000 years old and is the third in the pecking order of the Panch Kedars.
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Deoria Tal (also Devaria' or 'Deoriya) is a lake about 3 km from the villages of Mastura and Sari on the Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 2,438 meters. it has heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with snow-covered mountains (Chaukhamba is one of them) in the backdrop.
Rudranath clutches a special importance in the heart of Lord Shiva’s devotees. Amongst the ‘Panch Kedar’ (Rudranath, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Madhyamaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar) Rudranath is a far-flung temple situated in Garhwal region in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The place is surrounded by the lofty Garhwal Himalayan Mountains and is located at an elevation of 3600 m. It is said that this important Hindu shrine was built in 8th Century AD and is said to shelter the face of Lord Shiva. Whereas,
Omkareshwar Temple is a revered shrine situated at Ukhimath, in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Located at an elevation of 1,300 meters, the temple serves as the winter abode for the deity of Kedarnath Shrine. In the winter season (November-April), when Kedarnath temple is covered with snow, the deity is brought down to Omkareshwar temple and worshiped there.
Gopeshwar is a township in the Garhwal hills and a municipal board within the Chamoli district. It is the administrative headquarters of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. It is famous for its weather and its temples. It is the largest town in Chamoli district.
Guptkashi has a great importance quite like that of Kashi. The ancient Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik Kund, where the two streams of Ganga and Yamuna are believed to meet, are the main places of attraction in Guptkashi. It is believed that after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandavas wanted to meet Lord Shiva and seek his blessing.
Kalimath is a religious place located on the banks of Saraswati river in Rudraprayag district. Located at a height of 1800 mtr, Kalimath is one of the 108 Shakti Peeths in India. Kalimath lies on lap of nature offering salubrious and divine environment. Goddess Kali Temple is located in Kalimath.
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