Yamkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh

Yamkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh

In the state of Uttarakhand, there is a place called Yamakeshwar. It is located between the two gateways of Haridwar and Kotdwar, in this district, Pauri district in the Garhwal Mandal.

Importance of the temple

It is the very ancient temple of Lord Shiva in the name of Yamakeshwar Mahadev. This temple is situated in the suburbs of the hills, three kilometers below the place called Amoka, between Rishikesh Laxman Jhula Kotdwar Marg.

How to reach there?

The distance of the temple from Kotdwar is about 84 km, while from Laxmanjhula is 50  km. This place related to the legend of Victory on the death of Markandeya  Mahadev has been described in various mythologies and it is a center of great importance and respect for public opinion.

The reason not being famous 

Due to  Badri-Kedar, the Yamakeshwar temple could not come to light in the public. Some folk stories related to this temple are very popular in Himalayan Mythology.

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