“Uttarakhand” which is famous for many such religious and mythology. Many of the sites here are not only as tourist sites but also as sacred pilgrim centers. One of the Panchapragagas of Uttarakhand, “Rudraprayag” has its own importance. Mandakani coming from Kedarnath Dham and the place where Alaknanda is coming from the other side. That place is known as “Rudraprayag”. Lord Shiva was also addressed as “Rudra”. Hence the name of this Sangam by the name “Rudra” has been named “Rudraprayag”. The ancient temple of Lord Rudranath is also located in the area at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini Rivers. Kedarnath is also located in Rudraprayag district. The famous shrine “Kedarnath Dham” is located 76 kms away from Rudraprayag.
Rudraprayag district was constructed on September 16, 1997. This district was created by combining parts of Chamoli and Pauri. About the history of Rudraprayag district, the authentic script is found only in the 6th AD. Before independence, this place was under the control of the Tehri region. The main area of Tehri is called Nagpur. Regarding Rudraprayag, it is believed that Nagvanshi king used to rule here. Later, the Pandwar Vansi ruler established his rule. In 1804 this area was under Gorkha and in 1815 under the British rule. In the Puranas, Kedar-Khand was called the house of God. It seems from the facts of the Vedas and Indian mythologies, Ramayana and Mahabharata that these Hindu scriptures have been written in Kedar-Khand.
MYTHOLOGICAL BELIEFS OF RUDRAPRAYAG
- According to Skandapuraan Kedrkhand, Pandav left his state and went to Kedarnath on the banks of Mandakini river to regain his Kaurava brothers’ murder after the victory of Pandavas in the time of Mahabharata. And from this place, Pandav departed from heaven by his heavenly ancestor.
- According to Kedarkhand, Maharishi Narada in Rudraprayag stood on one foot of Lord Shiva and worshiped and pleased with his worship, Lord Shiva presented Maharishi Nard in Rudra form and Maharishi Narada gave music to Lord Shiva in Rudra form Education and Lord Shiva rendered him harness. It is said that since then this place was called “Rudraprayag”