Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi

About Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi

Thedivine Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva's Vishwanath avatar that literally suggests ‘The Master of Universe’ is located in Guptkashi town of Rudraprayag district.

In GuptkashiAbout 1 km walking distance from main road Guptkashi
Free Entry
30 mins

Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi in Guptkashi

Vishwanath Temple in Guptkashi ‘Similar to Kashi Vishwanath of Varanasi’

This sacred Hindu shrine is located on the way to Kedarnath, one of the Chota Kedarnath and Panch Kedars.

Taking its seat in Guptkashi, the Vishwanath Temple bears a striking resemblance to Kashi Vishwanath temple of Varanasi. The temple has a blissful aura and the silver snow-capped peaks of Chaukhamba at the backdrop makes it all the more scenic.

Architecture of Vishwanath Temple

The ancient Vishwanath temple boasts a remarkable architecture similar to other temples of Uttarakhand like Kedarnath built with stone, having a high tower over the sanctum and a slanting roof akin to the architectural style of the Himalayan region. One can see the image of Bhairava, a fierce avatar of Lord Shiva on the top of the door and the brightly painted lotuses that can be seen on the exterior facade of the temple. Move your eyes to the left of the main temple and you’ll come across a small shrine dedicated to Ardhanarishvara, a composite androgynous form of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. At the entrance of this shrine, there is a statue of Nandi, facing towards the image of Lord Shiva installed inside the temple.

Mythology And Legend of Vishwanath Temple

The sacred Vishwanath Temple is the place where Lord Shiva proposed Parvati to marry him. However, the conjugal ceremonies of the wedding were carried in the Triyugi Narayan Temple also known as Trijuginath Temple in Rudraprayag district.

Doli of Lord Kedarnath at Vishwanath temple of Guptkashi.

Location of Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi

Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi is located in In Guptkashi ( About 1 km walking distance from main road Guptkashi).

Location & How to Reach Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi

Vishwanath Temple is located in Guptkashi of Rudraprayag district. Guptkashi is one of the most pious Hindu pilgrim places of Uttarakhand and is well connected by motorable roads. Buses to the nearest cities like Rishikesh and Srinagar are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. 

The nearest railhead is Rishikesh railway station at 182 km away from Guptkashi. Taxis and buses to Guptkashi are easily available from Rishikesh railway station. Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun situated about 198 km away from Guptkashi is the closest air connectivity. Taxis to Guptkashi are available from this airport.

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What is Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi famous for?

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

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