(Last Updated on : 18-11-2016)
of Uttarakhand is located in the northern part of India, more specifically, in the Himalayas
. This state is divided into two parts namely, Garhwal
and has a total of 13 districts. This state, also called Devbhumi has major rivers, nationally protected monuments
reserves, national parks
, hill stations and mountain
peaks. They have not only beautified this state but have also made Uttarakhand one of the famous tourist destinations of India. Temple
s of Uttarakhand are no exception in this regard. They have also added value to the tourism
of this state.
is located in town of Badrinath in Chamoli district
. This temple is devoted to Badrinath (Badrinarayan), a form of Lord Vishnu. The idol of Lord Vishnu
is believed to be one of eight swayam vyakta kshetras or self-manifested statues of Vishnu. This temple was established in 9th century C.E. by Adi Shankara
is situated at a height of about 3,583 m on the Garhwal Himalayan
range near the River Mandakini
in Kedarnath. This temple is dedicated to Kedarnath (Lord Shiva). It is believed that this temple was constructed in the 8th century CE.
is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi district
. The ruling deity of this temple is Goddess Yamuna
. This temple was established in the 19th century.
Chandi Devi Temple
The district of Haridwar
serves as a home to Chandi Devi Temple
. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi. It was created in 1929 by the King of Kashmir
namely, Suchat Singh. Adi Shankaracharya, the savant of Bharat is credited with the installation of the main murti of Chandi Devi in the temple in the 8th century.
Tapkeshwar Temple is situated in Dehradun
. Devotees visit this temple to worship Lord Shiva. This temple is a fine representation of Hindu
temple architecture. This temple is also known by the other name of Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple.
is located in the village of Triyuginarayan in Rudraprayag district
. Lord Vishnu is worshipped in this temple by the devotees. A noteworthy aspect of this temple is a perpetual fire in front of the temple. It is believed that the flame is burning since the divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati at the site of this temple.
Other Temples of Uttarakhand
Bagnath Temple, Baleshwar Temple
, Daksheswara Mahadev Temple
, Garjiya Devi Temple
, Hariyali Devi Temple, Mahasu Devta Temple, Mansa Devi Temple
and Maya Devi Temple
are some of the other temples of Uttarakhand.