Kartik Swami

Kartik Swami Temple is a highly revered shrine set amidst serene environs, at an altitude of 3048 m above the sea level, in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand. There is a legend that once Lord Shiva told their sons Lord Kartik and Lord Ganesha that,one of them will get the privilege to worship first who take round of the universe and comes first.Kartik started taking round but Lord Ganesha shows his intelligence and take round of the Lord Shiva by saying that whole universe is in him.Lord Shiva impressed by his intelligence and gave the privilege to worshipe first. By this Lord Kartik got angry and give his flesh to mother Parvati and bones to his father Lord Shiva.
The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva's son Kartikeya, In this temples the bones of the kartik shown in the idol. It can be reached by a 3 km trek from Kanak Chauri village, which is located on the Rudraprayag-Pokhri route, 38 km from Rudraprayag. The splendor of the magnificent views of the snow-clad Himalayas from the temple fills the heart with awe and delight.

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