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Tunganath, Rudraprayag

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Tunganath is an important holy place nestled on the Chandrashila Peak at an elevation of 3680 m above sea level. Regarded as one of the ‘Panch Kedars’, this place has the highest temple dedicated to Hindu God, Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, in this place the hand of the Lord Shiva was found when his body in the bull form reappeared at five different places. The temple is enshrined with a 2.5 ft high statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya along with a Shivalingam. This place offers alluring views of the Kedarnath peaks, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Nandadevi Temple and Akash Ganga Waterfall are the nearby tourist hotspots. Chopta is the nearest road head to reach this temple.

 

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