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About Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

One of the most revered and prominent Hindu sites dedicated to Lord Shiva, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a traditional pilgrim and tourists attraction in Rishikesh. Apart from the religious significance, the temple is visited for its location offering mesmerizing scenic vistas with the adjacent mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan, surrounding valleys of Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot and the confluence of perennial rivers- Pankaja and Madhumat. The 12-km stretch between Swarg Ashram and Neelkanth is also a perfect place for trekkers. The temple of Lord Shiva also called as the Neelkanth due to his blue neck. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is considered to be the sacred place where Lord Shiva consumed the venom that came out during the Samudra Manthan. The temple is ornamented with the sculptures of various Devas and Asuras describing the Samudramanthan. The inner sanctum contains a Shivalinga. The temple complex houses a natural spring where devotees usually take a holy bath before entering the premises.

Historical Context: Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is considered to be the sacred place where Lord Shiva consumed the venom that came out during the Samudra Manthan.

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