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Did You Know the 12 Amazing Facts about Tungnath Temple?

Did you know the striking facts about the Tungnath Temple which is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand India? Here are some of the marvellous facts related to the temple:

  1. Tungnath is renowned as one of the highest temples in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the five Panch Kedar temples in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state.
  2. It is also noteworthy that the Tungnath temple is a magnificent rock temple.
  3. The temple is surrounded by a few small shrines dedicated to several Gods.
  4.  At the gate of the temple is erected a stone image of Nandi, the bull.
  5. The idols of Goddess Parvati, Vyas and Kalbhairav exist together with the Shivaling in the temple.
  6. Tungnath is well-known as an ancient temple that is constructed in a distinctive architectural style that is especially North Indian.
  7. This marvellous temple is considered to be 1000-year-old.
  8. It stands at an elevation of 3680 metres above sea level.
  9. According to Hindu mythology, Arjuna, the third of the Pandavas, built the Tungnath temple and also prayed to Lord Shiva at the shrine.
  10. It is also noteworthy that the shrine part of the temple is adjacent to the hills where the sacred standing black rock which is also known as self-evident linga is worshipped by people.
  11. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists from across the world visit the temple.
  12. The Tungnath temple is open for the public during the months of April—May and is subject to the conditions of the climate and is closed for public visits in the third week of November.