Neelkanth Mahadev – sacred and famous temple

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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to (Lord Shiva). The Neelkanth Mahadev temple is considered to be one of the most famous temples of Rishikesh. With temples at almost every fold of the Himalayan Range, Hindu mythology is closely associated with most of these temples. Indian Mythological tales say that ‘Neelkanth Mahadev Temple’ is the sacred location where Lord Shiva consumed that venom from ocean. The temple was established to pay regards to him. The temple has an ancient architecture and a beautiful complex, comprising of a one natural spring where devotees take a holy bath before entering the premises of the temple. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses a ‘Shiv Lingam’, the idol of the presiding deity in a phallic form. The devotees who pay a visit to ‘Neelkanth Mahadev’ make an offering of coconut, flowers, milk, honey, fruits and water to the Lord…

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