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Kartik Swami, Rudra Prayag Overview

Located at an altitude of 3048 m, Kartik Swami houses a temple dedicated to the son of Lord Shiva, Kartikeya. The temple is surrounded by Himalayan peaks offering impressive views.

As per the legend, Lord Shiva asked his two sons that the one who will take a faster round of universe will have the privilege of worshipping him first. However, intelligence of Lord Ganesha impressed his father which made lord Kartik angry. As a result he gave his flesh to his mother whiles his bones to his father. The bones can still be seen in the temple are worshipped by the devotees.

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