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Rudraprayag

Yoga Fast Facts
Location : Uttaranchal
Language : Hindi, Garhwali, English
Area : 2328 sq. kms
Trip highlights : Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple, The Sangam, The Ganga Aarti in the Evening etc.
STD Codes : 01364
Best time to visit : Through out the year

Introduction
Rudraprayag is placed at the concourse of the Alakananda and Mandakini rivers. These two are the main tributaries of the Ganga. This place is named after lord Shiva. This place is important as it works as the base to Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham. Vast natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and snowy peaks all these make it a cool holiday destination.
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Attractions
Rudraprayag has plenty to offer the visitor on his platter. This place will take you back past and regenerate your acquaintance with our ancient culture.

The Town
This small town has a good market which is situated along the banks of Alkanada. This place has many San Ghats which are Placed of Sangam area. Every year thousands of devotees come to take bathe into this holy water.

Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple
According to Hindu mythology This temple is the place where Narad Muni once prayed to th Lord Shiva for eternal Knowledge. An ancient Shivling and a small idol of Devi Parvati are the Residing deities of this temple. Still now guru-shishya paramapara is followed by the The Mahants of this temple.

Kedarnath
KedarnathKedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. As Lord Shiva's other name is Kadar that's why this temple is called Kadarnath. In the 8th centuary A.D. Adi Shankaracharya built this temple .This temple is considered as amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. This around
1000 years old temple's inner walls are decorated with the Idols of different deities and several episodes from the mythological fables. As a guard of Lord Shiva mammothian sculpture of the Nandi Bull stands out side the temple.

Vasuki Tal (6 kms)
This is a beautiful lake .It is placed at a hight of 4135 meters is surrounded by the high peaks.

Panch Kedar
Kedarnath, Kalpnath,Tungnath, Madmaheshwar and Rudranath are the five temple of lord Shiva which are known as the Panch Kadar. According to a myth while eluding Pandavas Lord Shiva's different parts of body appeared in these laces which are today the most important shrines of Lord Shiva.
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Guptkashi (39 kms)
The ancient temples of Vishwanath and Ardhnareshwara are situted in this place. It is said that to elude Pandavas Lord Shiva hided here. That's why the place is known as Guptkashi.

Climate
Pretty cold in winter like temperature dips in to 8 to15 degree Celsius. But summers are pleasant.

Rudraprayag Air/Rail/ Road Link
Air : Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. It is just 159 Km s from the main town.

Rail : Rishikesh (142 kms) is the main railhead for Rudraprayag

Road : By bus and texies Rudraprayag is well connected with other cities.


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