Situated at an elevation of 1428 mts., this temple has a great following among childless couples. The temple houses a Shivlinga and is surrounded by the Himalayan ranges in the east, Haridwar in the west and the Siddha Peeth Medanpuri Devi temple in the south. Legend has it that a village woman inadverdently hit a shiv Linga while digging. Divine voices were then heard, directing the people to construct a temple dedicated to Shiva. Accordingly, the Koteshwar Mhadev temple was erected. It is believed that childless couples who chant the Mahamrityunjaya mantra during the whole month of Shravana with full faith & devotion are blessed by the Lord and their wishes are granted.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is located at 3 km from Rudraprayag . Rudraprayag is well conected and one can reach Koteshwar Mahadev Temple by hire taxi or take sharing jeep or bus from Rudraprayag. Nearest railway station to reach Koteshwar Mahadev Templeis at Dehradun (183 kms) or Rishikesh railway station (142 kms).