The temple is situated in village Kandali
Patti at a distance of 14 kms. from the main
town of Rudraprayag and at about 6 kms. from
Tilwara.It is believed to have been
constructed in the age of Adi Shankaracharya.
The temple has unique architecture
surrounded by temple of Jalkedareshwar,
Khetrapal and Jakh Devta.
The origin of Indrasani Mansa Devi is
described in Skandpuran, Devibhagvata and
Kedarkhand. It is believed that Indrasani
Devi is a Mansi Kanya of Kashyapa and is
known as VAISHNAVI , SHAVI AND VISHARI.
Folklore claims that the Devi cures persons
who have been bitten by snake.
Chandrashila is most accessible peak of the
U.P. Himalayas, at an Altitude of 3679 mts,
especially since most of the peaks are
difficult to scale. A climb to this mini
peak in Rudraprayag district is arranged by
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam(GMVN). This
combines scaling, skiing and trekking
through a route of rich flora and fauna,
lakes, meadows full of fresh snow in the
winter months. The Chandrashila peak itself
provides a rare panoramic view of
innumerable snow clad peaks
38 kms. from Rudraprayag on the Rudraprayag
- Pokhri route is a village Kanak Chauri
from where 3 kms. trek leads to Kartikswami.
This place has a temple and idol of Lord
Shiva’s son Kartikeya, situated at a
elevation of 3048 mts., the place abounds in
natural beauty and one can have a close and
panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks.
At a distance of 3 kms. from Rudraprayag and
on the holy bank of river Alaknanda is
situated the Koteshwar temple. The Koteshwar
temple is in the form of cave temple. There
are many idols which have been formed
naturally. It is believed that before going
to Kedarnath, Lord Shiva meditated here.
During the months of August and September,
thousands of devotees come here to worship
Ma Harayali devi
A route diverting from Nagrasu, on the main
Rudraprayag Karnprayag route, leads to the
Siddha Peeth of Hariyali Devi. Haryali Devi
is 22 kms. from Nagrasu which in turn is 37
kms. from the main town of Rudraprayag. At
an altitude of 1400 mts. this place is
surrounded by peaks and thick forests.
According to the Hindu mythology, when
Mahamaya was conceived as the seventh issue
of Devki, Kansa threw Mahamaya violently on
the ground. Consequently, several body parts
of Mahamaya got strewn all over the earth.
One part - the hand - fell at Haryali Devi,
Jasholi. Since then it become a revered
siddh peeth. There are 58 sidd peeths in
all. Ma Hariyali Devi is also worshipped as
Bala Devi and Vaishnav Devi. The temple
houses a regally bejewelled idol of Ma
Hariyali Devi, astride a lion. During
Janamastimi and Deepawali this place is
visited by thousands od devotees. On these
occasions, the devotees accompany the idol
of Ma Hariyali Devi, covering a distance of
7 kms. to reach Hariyali Kantha. The temple
houses chiefly three idols namely, Ma
Hariyali Devi, Kshatrapal and Heet Devi.
From Hariyali Kantha one can see the
mountain range in a semi-lunar spread. The
splendor of the range is sure to fill one’s
heart with awe.
Nearest places in rudraprayag:
Rudraprayag offers a number of beautiful
tourist attractions. And almost all of these
attractions are religious structures or
related to nature. These tourist attractions
wonderfully present the cultural, religious
and historical significance to the visitor.
Here are some well-known tourist attractions
The main attractions in the prehistoric city
of Guptkashi are the ancient Vishwanath
temple, Ardhnareshwar temple and Manikarnik
Kund (the place of Ganga - Yamuna
confluence). This place is also mentioned in
the epic Mahabharata.
Gaurikund is the last destination before
Kedarnath to be connected with a proper
transportation, after that people have to
trek. The pilgrims usually have a bathe in
the hot Sulphur springs and pray in Gauri
temple (the spot where Ma Gauri did
successful penance to attain Lord Shiva as
husband) before proceeding.
The convergence point of Rivers Mandakini
and Alaknanda is simply a sight to watch.
The view is absolutely beautiful and
breathtaking. The difference in the colors
of the water of the two rivers makes it easy
to distinguish the actual water mixing
point. The confluence is considered so holy
that thousands take a dip here to purify
themselves before paying obeisance to the
nearby temples of Goddess Jagadamba and Lord
Situated approximately 18 kms from
Rudraprayag, Augustmuni is the place where
Sage Agastya is said to have meditated for
years for attaining wisdom. This place also
has a temple dedicated to him.
Chopta is a stunning hill station located
about 40 kms from Gopeshwar. One can observe
all the breathtaking sights of the Himalayan
Mountains from here.
Also known as the winter seat of Kedarnath,
Ukhimath is 41 kms from Rudraprayag and 13
kms from Guptkashi