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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is considered as one of the most revered shrines in Haridwar District of Uttaranchal. It is situated on the confluence of the Madhumati and Pankaja rivers, about 12 km from Rishikesh.

Situated at a height of 1330 m, this beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is surrounded by the hills of Manikoot, Vihnukoot and Brahmakoot.

Mythology says that it is the place where Lord Shiva drank the deadly Kalkut Vish (poison obtained with thirteen other treasures by churning the sea). The poison turned his throat blue and hence the name Neelkanth.

The temple holds two fairs; one during the occasion of Shivratri and another in the month of Shravan (July-August). Thousands of devotees throng during Shivratri.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Haridwar
Location: Rishikesh

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