Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal is known to be the land of gods as it has any number of Hindu Temples. It is also well known for its natural beauty and the beautiful environment. The Himalayas stand tall to make this state even more beautiful. Dehradun is the capital and also the largest city of the state. It is a very popular tourist destination due to the presence of many ancient temples, national parks, hill stations, forests, etc. So, let’s take a look at some of the prominent Temples in Uttarakhand:-
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Snow covered mountains: Kedarnath Temple: – Kedarnath is one of the most visited temples in Uttarakhand. It is one of the Char Dhams located in the Himalayas near the Mandakini River. It is also one of the 12 jyotirlingas of the Lord Shiva. Due to extreme weather conditions his temple remains open for only six months in a year, i.e. from end of April to the beginning of November.
Carvings and images temple: Nanda Devi Temple: – This ancient temple at the Almora city is believed to be 1000 years old, made in the remembrance of Goddess Nanda who was the ruler during the Chand Dynasty. The carvings and the images engraved on the walls of the temple are really worth noticing. People have a belief that their evil deeds are forgiven by the goddess and they become pure. As the weather in Almora is always pleasant, it can be visited at any time of the year. If you visit between Septembers to November, you get to be a part of the grand Nanda Devi Fair that is organized by the temple. The temple is open from 6:00 am till 10:00 pm every day.
Fulfill your wishes: Mansa Devi Temple: – A Hindu temple which is devoted to the goddess Mansa Devi is located at the holy city of Haridwar at the top of the Bilwa Parvat. It is believed that she was the daughter of Lord Shiva during his human avatar. Devotees tie threads around the tree near the temple and pray for the
Heavenly Aura and Peace: Koteshwar Mahadev Temple: – As the name suggests, it is a temple devoted to
Eyes of the goddess: Naina Devi Temple: – A temple standing on the edges of the
On the banks of Yamuna: Yamunotri Temple: – It is the source of the Yamuna River and is located at the
Kunds to achieve Salvation: Rudranath Temple: – It is a Hindu temple dedicated to
A place without electricity: Tunganath Temple: It is one of the holy temple devoted to the
Also, The International Yog Festival (IYF) is held in the first week of March in Rishikesh and is co-organised by the Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Uttarakhand Tourism. #IYF festival is the most peaceful and sometimes life-altering festivals one may come across. Several yogis and spiritual leaders flock to this festival and do yoga together in the ashram.
I am sure that after going through the information about Uttarakhand you will definitely want to go and experience the divinity of the place. A state which has the holiest places is definitely worth visiting. So, plan your next trip to Uttarakhand and enjoy the beauty of nature along with the holiness of some of the prominent temples of the country.