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Tungnath Temple

PlaceChopta Valley, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India
AreaSikkim, India
Reviews90
Prices starting: 2020/night
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TypeAdventure, Religious, Trek
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About Tungnath Temple

Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. 

The Tunganath is indelibly linked to the origin of the Panch Kedar temples built by the Pandavas. The legend states that sage Vyas Rishi advised the Pandavas that since they were culpable of slaying their own relatives their act could be pardoned only by Lord Shiva. Consequently, the Pandavas went in search of Shiva who was avoiding them since he was convinced of the guilt of Pandavas. In order to keep away from them, Shiva took the form of a bull and went into hiding in an underground safe haven at Guptakashi, where Pandavas chased him. But later Shiva’s body in the form of bull’s body parts rematerialized at five different locations that represent the "Panch Kedar" where Pandavas built temples of Lord Shiva at each location, to worship and venerate, seeking his pardon and blessings. Each one is identified with a part of his body; Tungnath is identified as the place where the bahu hands were seen hump was seen at Kedarnath; head appeared at Rudranath; his navel and stomach surfaced at Madhyamaheshwar; and his jata hair or locks at Kalpeshwar.

Other than being a religious destination, Tungnath is also a well known trekking destination. 

Reviews for Tungnath Temple (90)
user
5 ★
My overall experience in Tungnath Temple was Excellent.
anonymous
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
traveler
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
visitor
5 ★
My overall experience in Tungnath Temple was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
user
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Tungnath Temple was Excellent
user
5 ★
My overall experience in Tungnath Temple was Excellent.
anonymous
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
traveler
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
visitor
5 ★
My overall experience in Tungnath Temple was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
user
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Tungnath Temple was Excellent
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