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Rudraprayag Fast Facts
- State: Uttarakhand
- District: Rudra Prayag
- Famous for/as: Pilgrim
- Altitude: 895 m
- Language: Hindi
- Best Season: Oct - Mar
- Weather: Summer 22 to 35°C, Winter 15 to 25°C
- Clothing: Summer- Cottons Winter - Woollens
- Local Transport:
- Pincode: 246174
- STDCode: 01364
Tourist Information Centre,
Haridwar Bypass Road, Rishikesh,
Tel: 0135 2431793/2432648/2430357.
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd,
103 Inder Prakash Bldg,
21, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.
Tel: 011 23326620/23350481.
New Delhi -110001,
Tel: 23364177, 23746431-33
Rudraprayag, India Overview
Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers.
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Rudraprayag, India History
Rudranath Temple Rudraprayag is named after Lord Shiva and temple of lord Rudranath is situated at the confluence of Alaknand and Mandakini. According to mythology Narda Muni worshiped god Shiva here to learn music from him. The god then teach Music in his form of Rudra (Lord of Music) to Narad Muni. There is rock where it is said that Narad did his worship now this rock is known as Narad Shila.
Chamunda Devi Temple Chamunda Devi temple is also situated at confluence of the holy rivers ( Alaknada & Mandakini), Chamunda as wife of Lord Rudra is worshiped there.
Koteshwar Koti means crore (10 Million) and Ishwar means god. This is again a temple of Lord shiva made in Natural caves.
Shree Tungeshwar Mahadev Ji, Phalasi (फलासी) Near Chopta This temple is there for centuries. Folklore has it that Pandavas came here for penance. On way from Chopta there were many small temples on way to Tunganath Temple, the remains of some are still there.On the Temple wall there are many terracota style seals and Shiva Parvati figurines. A very ancient temple held in very high esteem by many villages, right in the midst of amazing n spellbounding natural beauty.
Kartik Swami The Kartik Swami temple is dedicated to lord Kartikeya - son of Lord Shiva. It can be reached by a 3 km trek from Kanak Chauri village, which is located on the Rudraprayag-Pokhri route, 38 km from Rudraprayag. You can have a magnificent views of the snow-clad Himalayan range from the Kartik Swami temple.