Legend of Koteshwar Cave Temple
Legends believe that Lord Shiva had stopped here for meditation on his way to Kedarnath. According to the locals, when demon Bhasmasura tried to kill Lord Shiva, then Shiva ran away from the demon to take shelter here and meditated in Koteshwar cave to help Lord Vishnu. Later, Lord Vishnu killed Bhasmasura.
Visiting Information to Koteshwar Cave Temple
Since Koteshwar Cave Temple is just 3 km away from Rudraprayag, the temple can easily be reached by a cab or bus from Rudraprayag. Nearest railway station is at Dehradun (183 km) and Rishikesh (142 km). Nearest airport for the temple is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (159 km).
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