Kartik Swami Temple

Kartik Swami Temple

About Kartik Swami

Kartik Swami temple is located near Kanakchauri village on Rudraprayag - Pokhari route in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. A mild 3k trek from Kanak Chauri village takes you to the stunning beauty of Kartik Swami temple.

Kartik Swami temple is dedicated to the elder son of Lord Shiva, Kartikeya, who offered his bones as testimony of his devotion to his father. It is believed that the incident took place here. Lord Kartik Swami is also known as Kartik Murugan Swami in the southern part of India.

Sandhya Aarti or evening prayers, enchantment of mantras and Maha-bhandara or grand feast organised at the temple occasionally is a special attraction for devotees and tourists.

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Mayadeep Holiday Home at Kanakchauri Village is one of the oldest and most trusted pocket friendly stay near Kartikswami temple. Various accomodation options are available at Mayadeep. You can choose the comfortable stay in newly designed Huts or stay at Triple Bedded Room or 6-Bedded rooms if you are travelling with a larger group.

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History & Mythology of Kartik Swami Temple

Kartikswami Temple is dedicated to lord Kartikeya, the elder son of Lord Shiva. It is perhaps the only temple of Kartikeya in Uttarakhand. The temple is situated on a ridge at the top of Kronch Parvat. As per the Hindu mythology, it is believed that the Lord Shiva once asked both of his sons, Kartikeya and Ganesha to take seven round of the universe and the one who finishes it first will get the privilege of getting worshipped first. While Lord Kartikeya started his journey, Ganesha took the circle around Lord Shiva saying He is the universe to him. Impressed with his intelligence, Lord Ganesha was blessed to be worshipped first of all.
Angered by this, Kartikeya offered his flesh and bones to Lord Shiva as reverence.. In this temple, the bones of Lord Kartikeya are worshipped.

How to Reach Kartik Swami

The best way to reach Kartik Swami is to board a bus from Haridwar/Rishikesh to Rudraprayag. Kartik Swami temple is only 40 kms from Rudraprayag on Rudraprayag - Pokhari route. You can hire a taxi from Rudraprayag or take a shared one. It is a 3 kms easy trek start from Kanakchauri Village located in Rudraprayag.

By Road : Kartik Swami Mandir is well connected with the motorable roads. You can easily reach by using a car, bus or hire a cab.

By Air : Kartik Swami Temple is not connected with the airport. The nearest airport for Kartik Swami is Jolly Grant Airport which is 222km from Kartik Swami. You can travel by bus or hire a cab from here to reach Kartik Swami.

By Train : Kartik Swami is not connected with the railway. The nearest railway station for Kartik Swami is Rishikesh Railway Station 205km and the Haridwar railway station is 287 km. You can board a bus or hire a taxi for Kartik Swami from here.

Kartik Swami Popular Route (Via Haridwar) : Delhi → Haridwar → Rishikesh → Narendranagar → Tehri → Dharasu Bend → Uttarkashi → Bhatwari → Gangnani → Harsil → Kartik Swami

Kartik Swami Alternate Route (Via Dehradun) : Delhi → Dehradun → Mussoorie → Chamba → Tehri → Dharasu Bend → Uttarkashi → Bhatwari → Gangnani → Harsil → Kartik Swami