Rudraprayag lies at the confluence of two rivers Alkananda and Mandakini. It is said that Narad was blessed by Lord Shiva in this place and appeared in Rudra avatar.
Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayags or five confluences of Alaknanda River. Rudraprayag is blessed with nature's bounty, the climate of which depends upon the height of the region.
Rudraprayag is best described as the "Abode of Gods" with majestic Himalayas, gushing water of the sacred rivers, and a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Location of Rudraprayag
Rudraprayag is situated 34kms ahead of Srinagar at an elevation of 610mts above sea level. The road to two sacred Dham of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath and Badrinath diverts from Rudraprayag. NH58 goes towards Badrinath and Kedarnath is connected via NH109. Rudraprayag therefore acts as a popular town. You can buy several different things from the market of Rudraprayag.
Agastamuni is located 18kms from Rudraprayag at an altitude of 1000mts above sea level. This place holds a lot of religious significance as rishi Agastya meditated here for several years. Rudraprayag is named after the Rudra roop of Lord Shiva. Popular temples of Rudraprayag are Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath and Kalimath.
Places to Visit :
Augustmuni is a small town in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand in India. The famous temple of Rishi Augustya is located here and the villa.
Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is a sacred place and temple of Lord Shiva on the holy bank of Alaknanda river. Located near the Rudraprayag town, Koteshwar.
This sacred temple is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River. The deity of Dhari Devi temple is Goddess Kali and this holy shrine holds great importance amongst Hindus. Dhari Devi is situated 16km ahead of Srinagar on the way to Rudraprayag. One must trek down 1km from Dhari Village on road to reach the temple. It takes half n hour to reach Dhari Devi from Srinagar.