Virbhadra Temple

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About Virbhadra Temple

In RishikeshAam Bag, IDPL Colony, Rishikesh
6.3 kms / 15 mins
From Inter State Bus Terminus, Adarsh Gram, Rishikesh
1 hr

Virbhadra Temple in Rishikesh

It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at Virbhadra Town near Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. Shiva is a fierce form is worshipped in the temple. This temple is 1300 year old temple, where Virbhadra, an appearance of Lord Shiva is worshiped here. Night long jagran and special poojas are held on the occasion of Shivratri & Sawaan. The mela coincides with the Mahashivratri festival.

Virbhadra Temple Myths and Legends

Virabhadra is a personification of Lord Shiva which was created by him in anger. The story in Hindu mythology describes that when Goddess Uma (Sati) felt insulted by her father Daksh Prajapati at Kankhal, Haridwar for not inviting her husband Lord Shiva for Yagya. She jumped into the Yagya Kund to immolate herself for her husband's dishonor. When Lord Shiva heard this news he became angry pulled out his hair and thrashed on the ground. Consequently, Lord Virbhadra was born.

How to reach Virbhadra Temple

The Temple is located 2 Kms away from Haridwar-Rishikesh Highway. You can reach this place by local railway station, which is named as Veerbhadra Station and situated on the highway which is 2 km away from the temple. And Airport at Jolly Grant, Dehradun is 25 kms away.

Location of Virbhadra Temple

Virbhadra Temple is located in In Rishikesh ( Aam Bag, IDPL Colony, Rishikesh).

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