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Situated at an elevation of 1,319 m above sea level, Guptakashi is famous for the ancient Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnarishwara Temple - both dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to local legends, Pandavas sought the blessings of Lord Shiva after the battle of Kurukshetra. Lord Shiva avoided granting boons to them and hid in a place near Trijugi Narayan in the Himalayas. This place came to be known as Guptakashi. 'Gupta' in Sanskrit means 'hidden'. Guptakashi is also known for a holy tank, Manikarnik Kund. It is believed that two streams of the Ganges and Yamuna meet in this holy tank.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Rudraprayag


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