Guptakashi, Gupta Kashi or Guptkashi is a fairly big town situated in Northern Himalayan secure within Mandakini river valley at an elevation of 4327 feet in the Kedar sector, in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag region in Uttrakhand, India.
Guptkashi is well-known for the earliest Vishwanath Temple – devoted to god Shiva – like to the one in Varanasi. The other famed temple here is devoted to Ardhanareshvara. Its spiritual significance is careful next to that of Varanasi, believed to be the most pious of all Hindu pilgrimage places.
The temple township is situated on the way to the Kedarnath, one of the Chota Char Dhams and Panch Kedars. It has the picturesque backdrop of the snow covered peaks of Chaukhamba and enjoys a salubrious weather throughout the year.
Char Dham Yatra and Guptkashi GuptKashi is an significant town on the road to Kedarnath, and an important stop on the traditional pilgrim route of Char Dham Yatra. lots of pilgrims during their Kedarnath Yatra take halt at Guptkashi or purchase main items from this market.
While on a visit to the best place of Guptkashi, there are many other motivating and main spaces that can be visited. Some of them include:
Vishwanath Temple : One of the mainly admired temples of Guptkashi is Vishwanath Temple. The presided idol of the temple is Lord Shiva in form of Lord Vishwanath meaning 'Lord of the Universe'. The shrine is made out of district stones and the tower is decorated with a wooden border.
Manikarnik Kund : Manikarnik Kund positioned within the multipart of Vishwanath temple is a position where Shiva Linga is presided. The Shiva Linga is covered there from two spring of water namely Ganesha's head and cow's head.
The mainly charming thing is that it is careful that the water from the two sources is coming from two holy rivers i.e. River Ganga and River Yamuna. The view it present is extremely attractive.
Ardhanarishwar Temple : Positioned on the left side of Vishwanath Temple, Ardhanarishwar Temple is also devoted to Lord Shiva. The presiding idol in the temple is in fact half man and half women presenting Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Beside the mesmerizing idol, one will find the symbol of Swastika.
Guptakashi is one of the most easily reachable religious places in Uttarakhand.
Guptakashi by Air :The adjoining Domestic Airport from Guptakashi is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, approximately 198 Kms from Guptakashi. The nearby International Airport from Guptakashi is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Guptakashi by Rail : The adjacent Railway station from Guptakashi is Rishikesh Railway station, situated at a distance of 186 Kms from the township. The second near Railway station is at Haridwar. It is 206 Kms from Guptakashi.
Guptakashi by Road : Guptakashi is 45 Kms from Rudraprayag, 80 Kms from Srinagar, 156 Kms from New Tehri, 185 Kms from Rishikesh, 205 Kms from Haridwar, 224 Kms from Dehradun, 272 Kms from Saharanpur, 367 Kms from Ambala City, 418 Kms from Delhi.