Neelkanth Mahadev, Rishikesh
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Perched at 1,330 m (4,363 ft), Neelkanth Mahadev draws scores of devotees of Lord Shiva. Three valleys surround this colorful multi storey Hindu temple, set against the spectacular background of the Nar Narajan mountains. According to Samudra manthan, one of Hindu mythology's best-known episodes, Shiva's throat turned blue here after taking poison from the ocean. Explore the popular and significant complex featuring many sculptures depicting the story, as well as a natural spring in which devotees take a ritual bath. Drive 32 km (19 mi) from Rishikesh or take a cab from Ram Jhula Rishikesh. The place is well-connected with narrow roads but has limited parking. Add Neelkanth Mahadev and other attractions to your Rishikesh trip itinerary using our Rishikesh vacation builder.
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In front of the 13 storey temple, one gets shared vehicles for this temple. But its really bad as the sumo forcefully fits much more number of people and the road condition adds fuel to the fire. Thou... read more »
From a long time more then ten years I continuous go this Holy place Neelkanth (neel means blue -kanth means throat ) once a time There was battle between Devta(good)and rakshas(bad) that time a very ... read more »
Nice mountain drive to this popular Shiva temple. Great surroundings and views. A little bit of walk from the parking but the temple is very nice.
Neelkanth mahadev ki jai
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