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Temple Legend
Temple Legend
Legends related to this Temple

Legend is that the trident got fixed in this spot when Lord Shiva threw it at Lord Kama to kill him. The metal of the trident is not weathered by the elements and this is a wonder. The legend goes that the trident belonged to Shiva who threw it at Kamdeva to kill him and it got fixed in this spot. It is believed that while brute force can not move this Trident, the slightest touch by a true devotee can cause a tremor in it. The metal of the trident does not appear to have become weathered by the elements over the century.

Sculpture
Sculpture
Sculpture in this Temple

There is a trident about 5 m high, which dates back to the 12th century, in the courtyard of the temple made of eight different metals. It boasts the inscriptions attributed to Anekmalla, the king of Nepal who reigned in the 13th century. Four short inscriptions written in Devanagari, which dates back to a later period, are yet to be deciphered, barring one.

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Gopinath Mandir Chamoli

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The nearest railway station is Rishikesh.

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The nearest airport is Jolly Grant,Dehradun.

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