Located on the Rudrapur-Haldwani route, this temple has great importance. During Navratra, a large fair is held and hundreds of pilgrims throng the place to seek blessings of Goddess Atariya. The fair is held continuously for 10 days.
The Terai region was then not fit for human civilization as it was occupied by wild animals that would often attack human beings. The administration then distributed small pieces of land to several families and encouraged them to start cultivation and make it for human existence.
Along with agriculture, Rudrapur is also an industrial area. Industries like Delta, Britannia, Nestle, Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Auto, Zhandu Pharma, Dabur and Tata Motors have set up their industries here.
Rudrapur has several good schools and colleges to boast of. Columbus Public School, Jaycees Public School, The Oxford Academy, R.A.N.Public School, Holy Child School, Amenity Public School, Bal Bharti Vidhya Mandir are some pf the important schools of this region. Students can pursue higher studies in colleges like Shaheed Bhagat Singh Government P.G.College, Saraswati Institute of Management & Techonology (SIMT) Guru Nanak Degree College.
History of Rudrapur
The miniature town of Rudrapur is believed to be more than five hundred years old. Many historians boast that Rudrapur village was either established by a devotee of Lord Rudra or by a Hindu tribal chief called Rudra.
During the Mughal emperor, Akbar’s rule this area was handed over to the King Rudra Chand of Chand Dynasty in 1588. The king then established a permanent military camp to free the inhabitants from the recurring invasions, after which the colours of life were spread in the whole village. It is said that the village was named as Rudrapur, after the King Rudra Chand, the ruler of Kumaon region.
Mythology of Rudrapur
According to legend, King Rudra was stuck in a swampy land while passing through this place on his chariot. He then decided to construct a temple and a well in this place. People say that it is the Atariya temple that was built by King Rudra.
Rudrapur is famous for?
Rudrapur is famous among tourist as Business Town.
Rudrapur is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Business Hub, Others.