Vaitarni Group of Temples

About Vaitarni Group of Temples

The Vaitrani Group of Temples is referred to the cluster of temples that encircle a small kund or pond. It is located 100 metres on the backside of the Gopinath Temple of Guptkashi. These temples do not enshrine the idols of any Hindu gods or goddesses and offer a gorgeous panorama of the dense oak forests.

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Vaitarni Group of Temples in Guptkashi

The legend related to Vaitrani Kund

According to a celestial prophecy, the only child born of Shiva could kill the demon named Tarkasur therefore, the Hindu Gods sent Kamdev to disturb Shiva’s meditation as they wanted him to marry Parvati and give birth to a son. When Kamdev tried to disrupt Shiva's prolong penance which he took since Sati's demise, his wrath befell on him and Kamdev was annihilated by Lord Shiva. Grief struck by her husband's untimely death, Rati the wife of Kamdev manifested as a fish in this pond and worshipped Lord Shiva. Impressed by her devotion, Lord Shiva then revived her husband.

Location & How to Reach Vaitarni Group of Temples

The Vaitrani Group of Temples is located about half a kilometre from Gopinath Temple in Guptkashi, Rudraprayag district. Guptkashi is located on NH109, connecting Rudraprayag with Kedarnath. The travellers can take the bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi to reach the nearest cities like Rishikesh and Srinagar. Local transport to Guptkashi is available from the major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Srinagar and Chamoli. Rishikesh railway station at 182 km away is the nearest railhead to Guptkashi. Taxis and buses to Guptkashi can be available from Rishikesh. Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the closest air connectivity from here. Taxis to Vaitrani Group of Temples can be easily available from the airport.

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