Top Famous Temples to Visit in Chamoli
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Most Famous Temples of Chamoli
1. Badrinath Temple
Badrinath is one of the holiest temples of the Vaishnavas, one of the 108 Divya Desmas incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Badrinath city is also a part of Panch Badri, Yoga Dhyana Temples of Badri, Vishwa Badri Temples and Badrinath Temples.
The main entrance of Badrinath temple is colorful and impressive. A small cupola at the top, covered with a gold roof, is about 50 feet high. The sanctum sanctorum or sanctum sanctorum is divided into three parts, the darshan mandapa with the rituals and the sabha mandapa with the gathering of pilgrims.
2. Gopinath Temple
Gopinath Temple is a famous temple in Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand district of Chamoli. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and many pilgrims visit it. The temple was built in the 12th century AD and is known as the temple of Gopinath.
Legend has it that Lord Shiva meditated a lot there to awaken the gods to help them. Legend says that he was troubled by Cupid. Shiva got angry and disappeared.
The architecture is typical of the temples of Uttarakhand, with a large dome-like structure and a sanctum below. Perhaps the size and shape of the architecture contributed to the temples’ resistance to natural calamities such as mountain ranges.
3. Rudranath Temple
In the hearts of devotees of Lord Shiva, Rudranath holds special importance. Rudranath is a large temple in the Garhwal region, in the Uttarakhand district of Chamoli, which includes the “Panch Kedar” (Rudranath, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Madhyamheswar and Kalpeshwar).
The place is located at an altitude of 3600 meters, surrounded by the high Garhwal Himalayas. This important Hindu temple is said to have been built in the 8th century to hide the face of Lord Shiva.
While Kedarnath has other areas of his bull, such as his bum, in Tungnath; Madhyamahesvara has his hands, his navel and stomach; And in Kalpeshwar, it is his hair and head.
4. Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib is a world famous Sikh shrine. It is located at an altitude of 4636 meters which makes it more popular. Nestled in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas, a large number of devotees visit this holy Sikh pilgrimage every year before it closes between October and April during the winter season.
Starting from May, Sikh pilgrims reach Hemkund Sahib for the first time and then come for winter pilgrimages to repair the damaged trail. This tradition is called car seva, which forms an important concept in Sikhism.