5 Delightful Gopeshwar Attractions
Gopeshwar Attractions, a largest city in garhwal hills and a municipal borad in chamoli district.and It is the administrative headquarters of the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand in India. Located 1300 meters above sea level, it is famous for its weather (pleasant most of the year, but very cold in December and January) and its temples. Here are the list of 5 Delightful Gopeshwar Attractions that must not be missed.
Places to visit in Gopeshwar
1. Chamolanath Temple
It is one of the most famous temples located near the Block Development Office of Chamoli. As per the legends, it is said that Chamoli is named after the Devta, Chamolanath. It is also believed that the Devta, Chamolanathâ€™s idol emerged at this place from under the ground centuries ago. The structure of this temple is hexagonal in shape which is in contrast to the ancient idol inside.
2. Chandrika Devi Temple:
Chandrika Devi Temple is another famous religious attraction of Gopeshwar which is also known as Maa Mahishasur Mardini Temple. This temple is considered as one of the eight Siddh Peeths which is purely devoted to Goddess Durga. According to the myths, it is believed that it is the place where Chandrika Devi killed Mahishasur. It is one of the sacred shrines which were damaged due to an earthquake in the year 1999.
3. Gopinath Temple
Gopeshwar city is one of the popular tourist destination in which the Gopinath temple is located. The temple is one of the top-notch attractions. This temple is devoted to two Gods, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Here in the holy shrine, the lings are worshipped as ekanan which is known as face of Lord Shiva. And it is also devoted to the mridh roop of Lord Vishnu. This is the only temple where water and milk is not offered to the Shivling.
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