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|Area||2429 sq km|
|Longitude and Latitude||30.3`&30.53` N : 77.56`&79.04` E|
|Total Population||1744000 (as per 2001 census)|
Rudraprayag a small pilgrim town on the holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Mandakini, is venerated as one of the five sacred confluences or the 'Panch Prayag'. Rudraprayag is named after Rudra, an aspect of Lord Shiva. According to a legend, Lord Shiva appeared here as 'Rudra' to bless Narad Muni. Rudraprayag is of immense significance for the pilgrims of Char Dham Yatra, as it is the junction for visiting Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham. The entire region is blessed with immense nature beauty, places of religious importance and glaciers. Rudraprayag District was established on 16th September1997. Internationally Known Shri Kedarnath Temple is at North, Madmaheshwar at east, Nagrasu at southern east and Shrinagar at extreme south. Kedarnath Temple the 8th century temple built by Adi Shankracharya, is a stark grey stone structure enshrining one of the twelve sacred Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Panch Kedar or five Kedar lie in the valley between the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. According to a mythological legend, after the battle of Mahabharata, the Pandavas repented the killings of their cousins Kauravas and came here seeking forgiveness from Lord Shiva.
Koteshwar Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Augustyamuni, Guptkashi, Okhimath, Panch Kedar, Son Prayag, Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Trijuginarayan.