Ukhimath

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Ukhimath
Omkareshwar Temple Ukhimath
Omkareshwar Temple Ukhimath
Ukhimath is located in Uttarakhand
Ukhimath
Ukhimath
Location in Uttarakhand
Coordinates: 30°31′06″N 79°5′43″E / 30.51833°N 79.09528°E / 30.51833; 79.09528Coordinates: 30°31′06″N 79°5′43″E / 30.51833°N 79.09528°E / 30.51833; 79.09528
Name
Other names: Ushamath
Proper name: Ukhimath Temple
Location
Country: India
State: Uttarakhand
District: Rudraprayag
Elevation: 1,311 m (4,301 ft)
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Winter abode of Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar and Tungnath
Important festivals: Madmaheshwar Mela( Madyu Mela)
Architectural styles: North Indian architecture
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
Unknown
Creator: Unknown

Ukhimath is a pilgrimage site in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India. It is at an elevation of 1311 metres and at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag. During the winters, the idols from Kedarnath temple, and Madhyamaheshwar are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months.Ukhimath can be used as center destination for visiting different places located nearby, i.e. Madhmaheshwar (Second kedar), Tungnath ji (Third kedar) and Deoria Tal(natural fresh water lake) and many other picturesque places.[1] Wedding of Usha (Daughter of Vanasur) and Anirudh (Grandson of Lord Krishna) was solemnized here. By name of Usha this place was named as Ushamath, now known as Ukhimath. King Mandhata penances Lord Shiva here. During winter the Utsav Doli of Lord Kedarnath is brought from Kedarnath to this place. Winter puja of Lord Kedarnath and year round puja of Lord Omkareshwar is performed here. This temple is situated at Ukhimath which is at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag.[2]

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