Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nilkanth, an aspect of Shiva. The temple is situated at a height of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to Nilkanth (Lord Shiva).

The temple is very popular as it is believed by the Hindu fantasy that it is the place where lord Shiva drank the ‘wish’ when the sea was being boil out for ‘amrit’ by the gods and the demons, and after drinking the throat of Lord Shiva turn into blue and that’s why this place is named by Nilkanth mahadev temple.The temple is one of the most revered holy shrines devoted to Lord Shiva and is a outstanding Hindu pilgrimage site.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple History

According to Hindu mythology, the place where the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple currently stands is the sacred location where Lord Shiva consumed the poison that originated from the sea when Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) churned the ocean in order to obtain Amrita. This poison that emanated during the Samudramanthan (churning of ocean) made his throat blue in color. Thus, Lord Shiva is also known as Neelkanth, literally meaning The Blue Throated One.[

How To Reach Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

The temple is located at the distance of 32 Km from Rishikesh. One can reach at the temple by hire taxi from Ramjhula Rishikesh. Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station is 33 Km and Jolly Grant Airport is 50Km.

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