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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Nilkanth Mahadev (Lord Shiva). Neelkanth Mahadev temple is at a height of 1330 meters and about 32 km from Rishikesh  in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

The Temple is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage location and is surrounded by forests. It is adjacent to the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan. As per Hindu mythology, this is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison Halahala which originated from the sea when Devas (Gods) and Rakshasas (Demons) churned the sea order to obtain the Amrit. The poison from the

Samudramanthan (churning of ocean) made Lord Shiva's throat blue in color. Lord Shiva is also known as Nilkanth, meaning The Blue Throated One.

 

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