|

Call Us : support@indyabiz.com

Home

Travel

Free Listing

Wallpapers

Healthcare

Cooking Recipes

Contact Us



Gopeshwar - Famous for Temples and Natural Beauty


The headquarters of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Gopeshwar is located at a height of 1300 meters above sea level. It is famous for its temples and natural beauty enhanced by its wonderful weather. According to some, the name Gopeshwar is linked with Lord Krishna.




The main attraction of Gopeshwar is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Hundreds and thousands of devotees come here to seek blessings and offer prayers to Lord Shiva. Gopeshwar is surrounded by four famous temples of Tunganath, Anasuya Devi, Rudranath and Badrinath. The Tunganath temple is located at an altitude of 3,680mts above sea level. It is the highest shrine of Lord Shiva among all the Panch Kedars. According to legend, it is said that the temple of Lord Shiva was built by the Pandavas to please Lord Shiva, who was angry by the massacre at Kurukshetra during the war with the Kauravas. Badrinath is one of the four dhams at an elevation of 3,133 mts above sea level. It is said that Lord Vishnu visited the place, called ‘Badri Van’, or the berry garden, to meditate after being rebuked by Narad.

According to Narad, Lord Vishnu was immersed in worldly pleasures and nothing else. The main deity at Badrinath is therefore that of a meditating Lord Vishnu. Other interesting places of interest in Gopeshwar are the Vaitarni Kund, a group of temples without idols and Oak view. To reach Gopeshwar the nearest station is Rishikesh while the nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. Gopeshwar is also well connected to Almora, Rishikesh and Dehradun by road.

Places to See in Gopeshwar


gopeshwar famous for temples and natural beauty


Gopinath Temple: This famous temple of Gopeshwar was built in the reign of Katyuri dynasty from 9-11 century AD. Gopinath Temple is the home of Rudranath, one amongst panch kedar during winters. The ling is worshipped as ekanan (face of Lord Shiva), and in his mridh roop (in the form of Lord Vishnu) in Gopinath Temple. The temple is dedicated to two greatest gods of Hindus, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This is the only Shiva temple where the milk and water are not offered up to the shivling and bil patri is the only offering. According to mythology a cow used to give milk on the Shiva Lingam every day at this place. When the king saw the cow performing this activity he decided to construct a temple at this place and since then this temple became popular.

Chamolanath Temple: It is believed that Chamoli is named after the devta Chamolanath, and that his idol emerged from under the ground centuries ago at this spot. This holy site is situated near the Block Development office of Chamoli. According to pujari Anand Singh, the structure of the temple was constructed in 1946. The structure of the temple is hexagonal which brings a strange contrast to the ancient idol inside.

Chandika Devi Temple: This sacred shrine is also known as Ma Mahishasur Mardini as this is the spot where Chandika Devi killed Mahishasur. This temple is also considered as one the eight siddh peeths dedicated to Goddesses in Uttarakhand. Chandika Devi Temple was severely damaged by the earthquake of 1999, now it has been moderately rebuilt.

Saggar: Saggar village is the commencement point of the trek to Rudranath. Rudranath is 4th Kedar dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 22km trek to Rudranath is the toughest one amongst the Panch Kedar. Saggar is located 5kms from Gopeshwar on Gopeshwar - Ukhimath road. There is a small temple dedicated to Raja Saggar at Saggar village.

See Also

Haripurdhar Travel guide,    Kheerganga Trek, Trekking Near Kasol, Activitities to do near kasol, kasol travel,    Theog Travel Guide,    Kasol Travel Guide How to visit Kasol, mini israeil in india, gateway to heaven,    Weekend Getaways to Visit near Delhi ,    Tawang Travel Guide,    Reckong Peo travel guide Reckong Peo hotels,    Off beat Places near Shimla,    Tourists places near shimla,    Kalpa Travel Guide,    Keylong Travel Guide,    Joginder Nagar,    Hamirpur,    ManiMahesh,    Trout Fishing in Rohru,    Khara Pathar - Pabbar Valley,    Kollam,    Fort Kochi,    Munnar The Hill station of Kerela,    Bharmaur - Land of legendary Gaddies,    Chattradi,    Historical fort of Kangra,    Masroor Rock-cut Temple,    Pragpur heritage village, village tourism in pragpur,    Lansdowne A Weekend Retreat,    Rewalsar,    Sarahan,    kasauli ,    Dagshai - one of the oldest cantonment towns of Himachal Pradesh,    Kaza Travel Guide Places to visit in Kaza,    Karsog Travel Guide,    Jantar Mantar Travel Guide Jaipur,    Pink City Jaipur,    Bharatpur Rajasthan Travel Guide,    Bundi Travel Guide,    Bikaner Travel Guide,    Ajmer Travel Guide,    Alwar Travel Information,    Kashmir The Paradise on Earth,    PAHALGAM The Valley of Shepherds,    Gulmarg Travel Guide,    Sonamarg The Meadow of Gold,    Hangrang Valley Travel Guide,    Charang Ghati Travel Guide,    Nako Lake Travel Guide,    Bhangal,    Mcleodganj Travel Guide,    Gushaini Travel Guide,    Dashir Lake,    Bhrigu Lake,    Narkanda A Tourist Destination Of The British Times,    Kasauli Tourists Attraction,    Barot Travel Guide, places to visit near mandi, how to visit barot,    Shoghi Travel Guide,    Salogra Trekking Ecstasy,    Rohru Travel Guide,    Fagu,    Bhandal Valley,    Saho Travel Guide,    Sarol Picnic Spot Near Chamba,    Salooni Chamba Travel Guide,    Nahan Shivalik Hills Gems,    Places to visit in Sirmour,    Sirmour,    Tourist Places near kinnaur,    Kinnaur,    Bharmaur Kugti Udaipur Manali trek,    Maidi to Nadaun Trek,    Hamirpur- Deotsidh- Sri Naina Devi Trek,    Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek ,    Manali Hamya Herbal Trek,    Morchella Trek,    Dharamsala Chhota Bhangal over sari Pass Kullu,    Wild Trek Kullu Valley,    Chander Trail kullu Valley,    Malana History Trek Kullu Valley,    Hamta Trek Kullu Valley,    Trekking routes in Himachal,    Trout Fishing in Himachal Pradesh,    Paragliding in Bir Billing,    Shimla Travel Guide,    Deotsidh Temple Cave temple of Baba Balak nath,    SujanPur Tihra Travel Guide,    Kungri Gompa Travel Guide,    Dhankar monastery,    Kunzum Pass Travel Guide,    Kaza Spiti Travel Guide,    Kibber-Khyipur,    Chander Taal Travel Guide,    Spiti Valley Travel Guide,    Baijnath ancient Shiv temple,    Palampur City of Tea Gardens,    Tourist Places in himachal pradesh,    Places of tourists interest near dharamshala,    Dharamshala Travel Guide,    Mysterious Skeleton Lake of Roopkund,    Thanedar Famous For Apple Gardens,    Kufri Travel Guide,    Ranikhet Tourism Ranikhet Travel Guide,    Naldehra,    Tattapani Travel Guide,    Great Himalayan National Park,    Chamba Beautifull Valley of Himachal,    Renukaji, how to visit renuka lake, tour to renukaji,    Chail Travel Guide,    Khajjiar The mini Switzerland of India,    Dalhousie hill station full of colonial charm,    Rajgarh The Peach Valley,    Adventure Sports in Manali,    Manali Travel Guide,    Jim Corbett National Park Tourism Guide,    Champawat Rich in Heritage and culture,    Bhowali one of the picturesque towns of Nainital,    Barkot Travel Guide,    Yamunotri Travel Guide,    Tehri Garhwal Travel Guide,    Sattal Travel Guide,    Roopkund Travel Guide,    Rajaji National Park Tourism and Travel Guide,    PINDARI GLACIER TREKKING GUIDE,    Naukuchiatal Lake Travel Guide,    Nainital Tourism Nainital Travel Guide,    MILAM GLACIER TRAVEL GUIDE,    Khirsu,    Joshimath Popular pilgrimage centre,    Hemkund Sahib,    Pangi Valley,    Haldwani Gateway of Kumaon,    Gopeshwar - Famous for Temples and Natural Beauty,    Gangotri Travel Guide,    Devprayag The last Prayag of Alaknanda,    Abbott Mount picturesque and hidden destination,    Fascinating place on the earth - Chamoli,    Auli The popular skiing destination,    Kausani The Switzerland of India ,    
Advertisement

 

 

 

 

Featured Suppliers

 

Home

Travel

Free Listing

Wallpapers

Healthcare

Cooking Recipes

Contact Us

All Rights Reserved. Indyabiz.com