Gaurikund is a beautiful pilgrim spot, located 5 km from Son Prayag
, in Rudraprayag District
. Major point of attraction here is an ancient temple, dedicated to the Goddess Gauri Ė another name of Goddess Parvati
, which houses metallic idols of Gauri and Lord Shiva
Legend is that, Parvati meditated here for a considerable time, to win Lord Shiva as her consort. Finally, she succeeded, and the cosmic couple was wed at Triyuginarayan.
The best season to visit is from March to November.