Basukedar Temple

About Basukedar Temple

Located at the peaceful village of Basukedar in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Basukedar Temple is a highly revered temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located away from the main road and is an ideal place for people seeking peace, meditation, respite from daily events, and some amount of hiking. 

5 Kms from Chandrapuri
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Basukedar Temple in Rudraprayag

This temple premise has 1 main and about 20-25 other temples. The other temples in the premise are of various Gods and Goddess including local deities.

The magnificent Basukedar Temple is carved in stone with captivating premises and views. There are small shrines around the main temple whose architecture and strategic placements beautifully accentuates the ambience of the place.

 Facebook: Basukedar Temple from front

Significance of Basukedar Temple

According to legends, Lord Shiva stayed a night at Basukedar on his way to Kedarnath. And hence, the place got its name as Basukedar, wherein, Basu means stay and Kedar means Lord Shiva. The temple was built by the Pandavas and is believed to be more than 1000 years old. 

The route leading to Basukedar Temple used to serve as the original route to Kedarnath, when roads were not constructed in the region. Pilgrims would trek via this route and rest for a night at Basukedar.

Video of Basu Kedar Temple


Location of Basukedar Temple

Basukedar Temple is located in 5 Kms from Chandrapuri.

Location & How to Reach Basukedar Temple

Basukedar Temple is just 31  km from Rudraprayag and the route is via Agastmuni - Chandrapuri - Basukedar Village. One can take taxi from Rudraprayag to reach Basu Kedar Temple.

Read How to Reach guide for Rudraprayag.

What is Basukedar Temple famous for?

Basukedar Temple is popular place for following activities/ interests - Shiva Temples, Temples.

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