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Guptkashi    गुप्तकाशी
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 beatiful village located at an elevation of 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) in the Kedarkhand  in lap of himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttrakhand. It is famous for the ancient Kashi  Vishwanath Temple - dedicated to god Shiva - similar to the one in Varanasi (Kashi). The other famous temple here is dedicated to Ardhanareshvara (a half man half woman form of Shiva and Parvati). The name Guptakashi has legendary significance linked to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.Its religious importance is considered next to that of Varanasi, believed to be the most pious of all Hindu pilgrimage places.


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