Most Popular Uttarakhand Temple To Visit In 2024

The state of Uttarakhand is known as devbhoomi(land of gods). There are many temples in Uttarakhand, some of which are very famous. Like Kedarnath Uttarakhand temple, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Tungnath, Jageshwar, Katarmal, Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Dhari Devi temple, etc.

Kedarnath Uttarakhand Temple

Uttarakhand Temple, Kedarnath Uttarakhand temple

Kedarnath temple is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and is a famous temple for Hindus. Kedarnath temple in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains is one of the Char Dham and Panch Kedar along with being included in the twelve jyotirlingas. Due to the unfavorable climate here, this temple is open for a visit only between April and November.

When was the Kedarnath Uttarakhand temple built?

It is said that this temple is made in Katyuri style and that it was built by the grandson of Pandavas Maharaja Janamejaya. Aadi Shankaracharya got this temple renovated. Kedarnath temple is situated at an altitude of 3562m above sea level, It is believed to be built 1000 years ago. There is a mausoleum of Shankaracharya on the backside of the temple. The construction of this temple by Rahul Sankratayan is said to be between the 10th and 12th centuries. This temple is a wonderful and attractive specimen of architecture. The sharp rock in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple is worshiped in the form of Lord Shiva in the form of Sadashiv.

Badrinath Uttarakhand Temple

Uttarakhand tempt,  Badrinath Uttarakhand temple

Badrinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Alaknanda in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This Hindu temple is dedicated to Vishnu. This place is one of the most sacred places mentioned in this religion Char Dham, whose construction is found in the 7th- 8th century. This temple is situated at an altitude of 3133m above sea level. Due to the unfavourable climate here, the temple remains open for a limited period of 6 months of the year (late April to early November).

The height of this temple is 15m in ancient style. It is situated in the north direction at a distance of 214 km from Rishikesh. At present, work is going on on schemes like Char Dham Mahamarg to facilitate traffic to the temple. It is one of the busy pilgrimage centres of India.

Who built the Badrinath Uttarakhand temple?

Badrinath Temple was established as a pilgrimage site by Adi Shankaracharya in the ninth century. There is also a belief that Shankaracharya lived at this place for 6 years (614-620). During his residence at this place, he stayed in Badrinath for six months and then in Kedarnath for the rest of the year.

Which temple is at the highest in Uttarakhand? 

Uttarakhand temple

Tungnath Temple is the tallest Shiva temple in India with a height of 3680m. This temple is situated on the Tungnath mountain in the Rudraprayag district. This temple is believed to be 1000 years old and here Lord Shiva is worshipped as one of the Panch Kedar. It is believed that this temple was built by the Pandavas to please Lord Shiva who was angry with the Pandavas due to the massacre in Kurukshetra.

How many famous temples are there in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand Temple list

There are many temples in Uttarakhand that can be divided into 2 parts.

  1. Kumaun Uttarakhand Temples
  2. Garhwal Uttarakhand Temples

Garhwal Temples:-

1. Famous temple in HaridwarFamous temple in Haridwar, Uttarakhand temple list famous temple in Haridwar.

  • Haridwar
  • Mayadevi
  • Mansha Devi
  • Saptarishi
  • Vilkeshwar
  • Shantikunj

3. Temples in Rishikesh:

  • Tapovan
  • Shatrughan
  • Kailash Niketan
  • Shivanand hermitage
  • Bharat temples
  • Nilkanth Mahadev temple
  • Triveni Pier ( Most famous temple)

4. Temples in Uttarkashi :

  • Har Ki Doon
  • Gangotri
  • Yamunotri
  • Shakti temple
  • Vishwanath temple
  • Mahasu temple
  • Harshil

5. Temples in Chamoli :

  • Nanda Devi Temple
  • Badrinath Temple
  • Kalpeshwar Temple
  • Joshimath
  • Roopkund

6. Temples in Rudraprayag :

  • Agastyamuni
  • Kedarnath temple
  • Tungnath
  • Madmaheshwar Nath temple
  • Koteshwar Temple

7. Temples in Tehri Garhwal :

  • Chandrabadni temple
  • Devprayag
  • Budha Kedar
  • Surkunda Devi temple
  • Nagraj temple
  • Satyeshwar temple

8. Temple in Pauri Garhwal:

  • Nilkanth Mahadev temple
  • Kamleshwar temple
  • Jwaladevi temple
  • Dhari Devi temple
  • Kot Mahadev temple
  • Binsar Mahadev temple

Kumaun Temples:-

  1. Temples in Almora:
  • Nanda Devi temple
  • Katarmal temple
  • Dwarahat
  • Jageshwar Dham
  • Chitai temple (temple of justice)
  • Gananath Temple
  1. Famous temple in Pithoragarh:
  • Chhipla kedar
  • Patal Bhuwneshwar
  • Rameshwar
  • Haat Kalika temple
  • Jayanti temple
  • Devi Naag temple
  1. The famous temple of Bageshwar:
  • Baagnath temple
  • Baijnath temple
  • Pinakeshwar Mahadev temple
  • Kot Bhramari temple
  1. The famous temple of Nainital:
  • Naina Devi temple
  • Kainchi Dham temple
  • Garjiya temple
  • Mukteshwar temple
  • Pashan Devi temple
  • Hanuman Garhi temple
  1. Temple in Champawat:
  • Patal Rudreshwar cave
  • Narsingh Devta temple
  • Purnagiri Temple
  • Kranteshwar Mahadev temple
  • Mallaneshwar temple
  • Baleshwar Temple
  1. The famous temple in Udham Singh Nagar:
  • Mankameshwar temple
  • Panch temple
  • Manokamana temple 
  • Chaiti Devi temple
  • Atariya Devi temple

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