Mythology of Srinagar Srinagar derives its name from Sri Yantra, an evil and mythical giant rock. It was believed that anyone who set his eyes on the rock would die immediately. It is said that the rock was responsible for taking thousand lives before the intervention of Adi Shankaracharya.
In the 8th century AD, Adi Shankaracharya took upon a journey across India to rejuvenate Hindu religion all over India. He visited Srinagar and turned the rock Sri Yantra upside down and hurled it in the nearby Alakananda.
Places to Visit :
On the banks of Alaknanda river, the holy temple of Goddess Dhari Devi is located between Srinagar and Rudraprayag on Badrinath Road. Dhari Devi Temple.
Maletha is small but famous village near Srinagar. A well known historic place in Uttarakhand, Maletha is known for the bravery of Madho Singh Bhandar.
The residing deity of Kamleshwar Mandir is Lord Shiva. The temple is situated on the banks of the holy Alaknanda River. According to Hindu mythology Lord Rama offered one of his eyes to Lord Shiva in place of a lost lotus flower. This place is one of the five Maheshwara peeths located in the Himalayas.
Keshorai Math is dedicated to Lord Narayan. In the year 1682 a person named Kesho Rai constructed this temple while his visit to Badrinath. After getting tired by walking for a very long time Kesho Rai planned to sleep at this place and in his dreams Narayan appeared and asked him to dig at the place where he was sleeping. Kesho Rai woke up and started digging and he soon discovered an image of Narayan, he then constructed a temple here.
This holy spot is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. This temple is not far from the market of Srinagar.
There is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the sacred Alaknanda River named as Kilkileshwar Mahadev. This sacred temple was established by the legendary Hindu Guru, Adishankaracharya.