Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kartik Swami- An untouched & hidden GEM

Kartik Swami Temple is a highly revered shrine set amidst serene environs, at an altitude of 3048 m above the sea level, in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand

There is a legend that once Lord Shiva told their sons Lord Kartik and Lord Ganesha that,one of them will get the privilege to worship first who take round of the universe and comes first.Kartik started taking round but Lord Ganesha shows his intelligence and take round of the Lord Shiva by saying that whole universe is in him.Lord Shiva impressed by his intelligence and gave the privilege to worshipe first. By this Lord Kartik got angry and give his flesh to mother Parvati and bones to his father Lord Shiva.

The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva's son Kartikeya, In this temples the bones of the kartik shown in the idol. It can be reached by a 3 km trek from Kanak Chauri village, which is located on the Rudraprayag-Pokhri route, 38 km from Rudraprayag.

The splendor of the magnificent views of the snow-clad Himalayas from the temple fills the heart with awe and delight

A distance view of the rock where the temple is built

View of Choukhamba Peak on the background of the temple

Sunrise behind the Nanda Devi Peak

Beautiful rhododendron gungle on the way to Karthik Swami Temple

Valley on the other side of the temple complex

Pandit Ji performing prayers in the ashram

How to reach there
By Air- The nearest airport is at Dehradun.
By Rail- Haridwar is well connected with rest of India.
By Bus- Buses route had good connectivity from Haridwar/ Rishikesh as well as shared jeeps are also available till Rudraprayag, Kanak Chouri is 36 km from here & a 4 km trek in the dense forest till temple
Accommodation- Local hotels are in Rudraprayag as well as in Kanak Chouri.

Ashram is also provided basic facilities which is ½ km before temple

1 comment:

  1. Amazing pictures. Keep sharing post like this. Set amidst gorgeous landscape, Rudra Prayag boasts of dazzling natural beauty. Home to a plethora of temples, the religious center is heaven for spiritual seekers and devotees. Check out best hotels in Rudraprayag also.