On a recent trip to Rishikesh, we visited the famous Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, which 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.
Mythology states that Neelkanth Mahadev Temple has been built on that sacred point where Lord Shiva had consumed poison at that time of Samudra Manthan, which was churning of the ocean by Devtas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons). The poison was placed in his throat that turned blue to its effect, and thus Lord is also known as Neelkanth. The world Neel means blue and the word Kanth means throat. Devotees of Lord Shiva throng the temple in huge numbers, every year.
If you are planning to go to Neelkanth from Rishikesh by shared taxi then go to Neelkanth Taxi Stand, which is about 500 Mts after you cross Ram Jhula. From here you can bllok seats in taxis – going and coming back trip per person at just Rs.150/-. You will get about 1 hour to explore the temple complex, buy prasad, offer your prayers and come back to where your taxi is parked.
Below are some pics we clicked at the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple..
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