Rudraprayag is well known as a small religious town which is situated in the holy state of Uttarakhand. This town is beautifully situated on the confluence of rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda. It is highly an important destination to visit because it has close proximity to the several wonderful worship places of the Hindu mythology. This religious town is located at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar which is in Garhwal region. This town got its name from s small word “Rudra” that means an important aspect of Lord Shiva. As per the mythological facts, Lord Shiva appeared for blessing Narad Muni in the form a Rudra. From that time, this place got its importance as a sacred place for the worshippers of Lord Shiva.
This town is prominent for its pleasant temperature that remains all through out the year. The diverse serenity of this place includes beautiful lakes, frozen glaciers, as well as raw natural beauty. It has an immense religious significance especially for the pilgrims who are going for the life’s important Char Dham Yatra to Badrinath Dham and the Kedarnath Dham. Take out time to drive a little ad reach the Koteshwar temple which is situated on banks of Alaknanda River. It has an ancient cave temple which is again devoted to Hindu Lord Shiva.
This town is also famous for its several idols that form naturally in the months of August and September. Another belief is that prior going to the pilgrimage Kedarnath, Lord Shiva thought to have mediated at this place. Just at a distance of 19 km from Rudraprayag tourists will visit the next destination name das Agatsyamuni which is a temple devoted to a sage of the same name. Other imperative and ancient pilgrim sites include the Ardhnarishwar temple and the Vishwanath temple situated at Guptkashi.
As per another belief, Lord Shiva spent some time at a secret place near the Manikarnik Kund to evade the Pandavas. Two rivers Yamuna and Ganga join at the Manikarnik Kund. Ukhimath is called as the winter residence of lord Kedarnath and must be visited at least once. It is located at a distance of 40 km from Rudraprayag. It is surrounded by several heart taking places such as Panch or five Kedar which lie in between the rivers of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. Other notable places are Gaurikund, Shankaracharya Samadhi, Son Prayag, Koteshwar Temple and Trijuginarayan. These places will change your life.