Rudraprayag is a small town of Uttarakhand and derives its name from the word \'Rudra\', an incarnation of the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Saint Narad Muni was blessed by the Rudra in this place. The district of Rudraprayag was a part of the three districts namely, Chamoli, Pauri and Tehri. It was declared as a separate district on 16th September in the year 1997. The town is situated on the convergence of the rivers, Mandakini and Alaknanda.
Believed to be re-built by Adi Shankaracharya after being built by the
Pandavas, it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is believed that after
the war of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas sought redemption from Lord Shiva
here who hid himself in a bull-form.
Koteshwar Mahadev Temple
Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is in the form of a cave and is located on the banks of Alaknanda River. Devotees believe that Lord Shiva meditated in the cave on his way to Kedarnath that comprises idols formed naturally. The temple is visited by visitors and devotees during the celebrations of Mahashivratri.
Kalimath is one of the Siddha Peeths and is famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. A large number of tourists and devotees visit the temple during Navratri. Moreover, tourists can visit Ukhimath and Guptakashi that are located in proximity of the Kalimath.