Top Religious Spots In Uttarakhand
The most significant temple around is the Neelkanth temple, and for most pilgrims that’s the reason why they pass through Rishikesh. The nearest Jyotirling i’m aware of is in Kedarnath.
Swarg Niwas Temple (Heaven Abode Temple)
“Keep on climbing the stairs n watching gods n goddesses, cos at the top u wl find yourself in heaven. From the top you can see the mountains around. A beautiful view”,* remarked a traveller trying to explain to experience of Swarg Niwas (Meaning: Heaven Abode)Temple. This twin-tower temple on the left bank of Lakshman Jhula houses a scattering of Hindu gods, goddesses and demi gods.
Shri Trayanbakshwar Temple, Rishikesh
Trayanbakshwar; literal meaning Abode of the three eyed, indicating Lord Shiv. The unique 13 storey shrine temple in Laxman Jhula is filled with plentiful Hindu deities, and lots of Vedic and religious works. A very prominent Hindu temple, Trayanbakshwar is said to be one of 12 Jyotirlings (Jyoti: Radience; Ling: The sacred phallus of Shiv) of Shiv.
Another reason for pilgrims to pass through the area is, of course, the Char Dham (more correctly Chota Char Dham): Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath.Then there’s a few more “minor” holy spots along the way, such as Rudraprayag, Devprayag (/Deoprayag) and Uttarkashi.