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Venue: Rishikesh (Uttranchal)
Significance: Visit To The Temple Of Neelkanth Mahadev
In The Months Of: July & August

Situated at a height of 1675 m, on a hill above Swarg Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev is one of the most revered temples of Rishikesh. According to a legend, after the great 'sagar manthan', the churning of the sea by gods and demons took place, Lord Shiva drank all the effluent venom that turned his throat blue and hence the name, Neelkanth (blue throat).

An important fair is held in the Hindu month of Bhadrapad (July/August), when a visit to the temple is considered auspicious.

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