Haridwar to Neelkanth Mahadev

The journey from Haridwar to Neelkanth Mahadev leads the tourists to a breathtaking scenic location. Being located 40 km away from Haridwar, Neelkanth Mahadev has an elevation of 1675 m above sea level. The two perennial rivers of Pankaja and Madhumati intersect the immensely rich religious site of Neelkanth Mahadev.

Surrounded by Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot valleys, Neelkanth Mahadev is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The temple of Neelkanth Mahadev is the prime appeal of the place which is associated with a significant mythological event.

In the Hindu mythology Sagar Manthan holds a special place. This is due to the fact that during the churning of the seas Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahadeva, drank the entire venom. Immediately after this event Lord Shiva's neck turned blue. The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is believed to be the very place where this incident took place in the ancient era. The term Neelkanth denotes the blue neck and to pay respect to Mahadeva the place was named after him. People from all corners of the world come to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple to offer their prayers.

Apart from being an important choice of religious tours from Haridwar, Neelkanth Mahadev also offers exciting trekking opportunities. From Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev can be reached by covering a distance of about 32 km. The trekking route from Rishikesh to Neelkanth Mahadev surely enchants the adventurous tourists.

It is a common belief of the pilgrims that visiting the Neelkanth Mahadev shrine near Haridwar would definitely fulfill all their wishes.

Last Updated on 17th Oct 2012



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