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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh-ऋषिकेश का नीलकंठ मंदिर

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh-ऋषिकेश का नीलकंठ मंदिर

Dedicated to:God Shiva
Timings05.00 AM to 06.00 PM (open on all days)
Location:Rishikesh (32 km)
Entry Fee:FREE

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (Hindi: नीलकंठ महादेव मंदिर) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nilkanth (Lord Shiva).The Temple is Situated at a Height of 1330 Mt ,नीलकंठ महादेव मंदिर is a HINDU.The temple is situated at a height of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India.

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Every Year 1,00000k-2,00000k People Shadhalu Bhakt Visit

Mythological Legend

Mythology states that Neelkanth Mahadev Temple has been built on that sacred point where Lord Shiva had consumed poison at that time of Samudra Manthan, which was churning of the ocean by Devtas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons). The poison was placed in his throat that turned blue to its effect, and thus Lord is also known as Neelkanth.

The world Neel means blue and the word Kanth means throat. Devotees of Lord Shiva throng the temple in huge numbers, every year. Temple is a Hindu God temple dedicated to Nilkanth, an aspect of Lord Shiva. The temple is about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal.


Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir has an attractive architecture. The entrance door of the temple has the very event of Samudra Manthan between the Gods and Demons, sculpted on it. On the walls of the temple, the entire story has been depicted. In the inner complex is the divine Lord Shiva in the form of a Shiva Linga (phallic form of the Lord), Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh.

In the temple complex, there is also a natural spring where devotees take bath, before entering the temple premises. Nearest Railway Station YOG NAGORI Railway Station,


The most important festival at Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir is Maha Shivratri. During the festival, a huge number of devotees visit the temple to pay their homage to the Lord. The offering of flowers, honey, milk, water, coconut and Bael leaves are made to the Lord. The festival falls two times in a year, once in the month of February-March (Maha Shivaratri) and in July-August (Shraavan Maas as per Hindu calendar). The temple is decorated beautifully during both the occasions.

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How To Reach

You can book a taxi like Indica, Micra, Indigo, Dzire, Etios, Innova – AC, Non AC, Economical, SUV and Sedan at a very affordable price, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh.

The nearest accessible location from Neelkanth temple is Rishikesh which is 32 km away from the temple. You can reach the temple via Rishikesh which is the easiest way to get here without delay.

By Road: The road networks and its conditions are good which makes the road drive easy and quick. The well-connected roads can be used to reach by hiring or renting a car from Ram Jhula.

By Train: The nearest railway station to the temple is the Yog Nagari Rishikesh which is nearly 30 km away. You can hire a public transport bus or a cab to reach the temple.

By Air: If you want to come closest to the temple by flight then we suggest you take a taxi, cab from the Jolly Grant Airport from Dehradun which is 50 km away.

Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir



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