Rudraprayag is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Alakananda flowing through it. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas.
Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini River, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar. It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, the sage Narad worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra incarnation to bless the sage. It was here, also that Shiva's wife, Sati, was reborn after her self-immolation because her father humiliated her husband. In her new life, as the daughter of Himalaya, she did penance here to ask the boon of Shiva as a husband again. The ancient temple of Rudranathji is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Rudraprayag is the point where the two roads branch off to the holy shrines of Kedarnath (84 km) and Badrinath (159 km). The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers.
50 years ago a blind Sadhu Swami Sachidanand worshipped here and was completely cured of his blindness, in gratitude he renovated the temple and build several necessary institutions at Rudraprayag.