Uttarakhand is a major pilgrimage center of Hindus. This offers superfluity of holy temples in powerful Himalayas. There are several temples of attention in the Uttaranchal that host devotees throughout the year round.Some of the important temples in Uttarakhand are: Rudranath temple, Madmaheshwar Temple, Badrinath temple, Kedarnath temple, Baji Nath temple, Naina Devi temple, Mansa Devi temple, Lakha Mandal Temple, Har ki Pauri, Gangotri Temple, Gaurikund, Yamunotri temple, Chandi Devi temple, Patalbhubanshwari temple Gangotri temple, Hemkund Saheb, Neelkanth Mahadev are some of them.
Badrinath temple, sometimes called Badrinarayan temple, is situated along the Alaknanda river, in the hill town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand state in India. It is widely considered to be one of the holiest Hindu temples, and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple and town are one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites.
The Baleshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiv (who is also known as Baleshwar). There are two other temples in the compound of Baleshwar, one dedicated to Ratneshwar and other to Champawati Durga.
Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar is dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi. Chandi Devi Temple is highly respected by devotees as a Siddh Peetha which is a place of worship where desires get fulfilled.
Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh.
Hemkund or Hemkunt is a pilgrimage site for Sikhs in Chamoli district. It is most known for a gurudwara, known as Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, associated with Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji meditated here in the 16th century.
Kalpeshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiv. Kalpeshwar is the only Panch Kedar temple accessible throughout the year.
Kedarnath Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiv and is located at the top of the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only between the end of April to start of November.
Madhyamaheshwar or Madmaheshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiv, located in the Mansuna village of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. It is the fourth temple to be visited in the Panch Kedar pilgrimage.
Tungnath is the highest temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in the Chamoli district of Tehri Garhwal, in Uttarakhand, India. The Tungnath temple is the highest Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiv. The temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is the second in the visiting order of the Panch Kedars.
Surkanda devi temple
Surkanda devi temple is dedicated to Sati-wife of Lord Shiv. According to the legend, Sati gave up her life in the argument with her father, as Prajapati Daksha was not ready to accept Shiv as her daughter’s husband. It is said that Lord Shiv brought Sati’s dead body, on his trishul to this place from Haridwar. Because Lord Shiv was dancing furiously with the dead body of his wife, Lord Vishnu started cutting the body parts of Sati with his Sudarshan Chakra.