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Gaurikund Temple

Gauri Kund is located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state of India. There is a temple of Mata Parvati at this place. Gauri Kund is a Hindu pilgrimage site and this place fall in during the famous kedarnath pilgrimage. This place is a base camp of pilgrims for trek to Kedarnath Temples. Gauri Kund is situated at an elevation of 6502 feet above sea level. This religious place of Gauri Kund is connected with the lord shiva's wife Goddess Parvati. Mata Parvati is also called Gauri. The passengers stop at this place during Kedarnath pilgrimage and take a bath in this kund and proceed for the journey. The stream of hot water flows in this kund.

In Hindu folklore, Mata Parvati took re-birth of Lord Shiva's first wife, Sati. Therefore, Parvati had done penance at this place to get Lord Shiva as her husband. It is believed that till Lord Shiva accepted her love, Mother Parvati used to stay at this place. When Lord Shiva accepted the love of Mother Parvati. Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva were married at the place of Trigunarayan, which is situated about 12 kilometers away from Gauri Kund.

One more mythology is linked to this place. Goddess Parvati bathing in this kund, she made Ganesh from the scum of her body and stood on the entrance gate. When Lord Shiva reached this place, Ganesh stopped him. Lord Shiva got angry and cut off Ganesh's head. Goddess Parvati became very sad and angry, Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva to live up to her son Ganesha. Lord Shiva put the elephant's head on the body of Ganesha. Thus the story of the birth of Lord Ganesha and the story of the head of the elephant is linked to this place.

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