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Hemkund Saheb
Hemkund (Snow Lake) Sahib, as the name itself suggests, is a high-altitude lake (4329m) surrounded by seven huge snow-covered mountains, which are collectively called Hemkund Parvat. Close to the lake is a sacred Gurudwara that is a pilgrimage center for Sikhs and Hindus from all over the world. It is said that Shri Guru Govind Singh Ji (the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs) meditated on the very banks of this lake where a number of sages and religious teachers from the Hindu mythology, including Rishi Medhasa of the Markandeya Purana and Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram performed penance. Besides the Gurudwara, you can also see a temple here. The lake is the source of the Laxman Ganga (alternatively called Hem
Ganga) stream that merges with the Pushpawati stream flowing from the Valley of Flowers, at Ghangaria. From this point on, the river is called Laxman Ganga.
Gurudwara Hemkund Shaib:
This imposing star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is one the shores of the lake. An outlet behind the Gurudwara is source of the Lakshman Ganga
Temple of Lord Lakshman:
A small temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Lakshman.
Doonagiri Temple
Doonagiri is a place of religious importance. It is famous for its temples of Durga from where one can have a good view of Gogas valleys. There are approximately 400 stairs & each stair is named by the person which help us economically to build that strair. New married couple comes here for make a wish . Everyperson believed that their wishes have completed by blessing of Durga Mata.
Jageshwar Temple
35 kms from Almora, Jageshwar is believed to be the adobe of twelve Jyotirling's. It is situated in a beautiful narrow valley surrounded by magnificent Deodar trees. The complex, consisting of 124 temples and hundreds of statues, is famous not merely for its exquisite craftsmanship but also for its Swayambhu Linga named Nagesh. In Jageshwar, fairs are held during Shivaratri and in the month of 'Savan' (July, August). The place is frequented by both religious as well as nature lover tourists.
Haridwar Temples
Haridwar located in the foothills of the Himalayas, represents the point where the Ganga reaches the plains. Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site, held in reverence for centuries. The Chinese pilgrim Hyuen Tsang who visited India in the first millennium CE, describes Haridwar as Mayura, on the eastern banks of the Ganges. Several temples and ashrams dot this town and a visit to Haridwar is like stepping into a totally different world. Haridwar (and Rishikesh) represents the gateway to the Himalayan pilgrimage shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. The pilgrimage to the Himalayan shrines begins only when the sun reaches the zodiac sign of Aries. Haridwar is also the site of celebration of the Kumbha Mela, once in twelve years,
when Jupiter transits to the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
Rishikesh
43-kms from Dehradun & 24-kms from Haridwar, the celebrated spiritual centre of rishikesh is situated amidst a calm environment, impressive water front, dense forest and hills. Virtually a town of saints, sages and scholars. Rishikesh is a lare religious centre located on the right bank of river Ganga. There are a number of Ashrams (hermitages) where religious discourses are held. The place is also a renowned centre for yoga teachins.
Nanital Temple
The attractive lake of Nainital is said to be the eyes of Sati, wife of Lord Shiva. Sati jumped into the sacrificial bonfire. Lord Shiva to mourn the death of his beloved wife carried the body across the country. The remains of her body fell at various places which today are sacred worship places for the Hindus.
Tapkeshwar Temple
The temple is situated on the bank of a rivulet, in the Garhi Cantt area 5.5 km from the city bus stand , the temple is well connected by road. It is named Tapkeshwar as water droplets, originating from a rock, fall on the Shivling place in the Shrine .People in large numbers participate in the fair orgnised on the occassion of Shivratri and pay their obeisance to the deity.
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