About Vishwanath Temple: Guptkashi is known for its very popular Vishwanath Temple, which is associated with Hindu mythology and is a holy reason for large number of pilgrims who are on a trip to Chota Char Dham yatra. This main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known as Vishwanath that means Lord of the Universe. It is located near the Ardhanarishvara temple that is another spot of attraction for pilgrims in Guptkashi. This Vishwanath Temple is built by the regional stones and has an enclosed courtyard. As per the architecture style and beauty of the temple is considered, it is similar in style and design as the other important temples of Kedarnath and Guptkashi. At the entrance of Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi, there are two guards and at the top of the gate, there is an image of Bhairava, which is another form of Lord Shiva who is here to guard the entire place. Around this temple, visitors will have an opportunity to view various lingas which justifies the popular terminology of this place ‘Jitne pathar utne shankar’ and truly justify the Hindu mythology that Shiva is available everywhere in various forms.
Visiting Vishwanath Temple is as holy and fruitful as visiting it in Varanasi. Thus, people who are nearby Uttarakhand mostly prefer to travel to this place and get blessing from Lord Shiva. Thus, while considering the main tourist spot of Guptkashi Vishwanath Temple stands above all the pilgrim sights in Kedarnath and Guptkashi for pilgrims who are on a trip to Kedarnath. This temple is located on the way to Kedarnath and pilgrims who pass this place never forget to visit Vishwanath Temple along with other important temples and Kunds of Guptkashi. It has best transport link from Rudraprayag that is well connected with road and rail from rest of India from Rishikesh and Haridwar. Thus, a trip to Guptkashi is always associated with holy reason along with some adventure.
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