Nilkantha Mahadev Temple

Nilkantha Mahadev Temple The name Neelkanth for Lord Shiva has a mythology related to the drinking of poison known as Kalakoot obtained when churning the sea and after drinking the poison thr throat of Lord became blue (neela) and hence the name Neelakanth. It is believed that the event occurred here in this place where the temple is located. Many thousands devotees throng to this temple during two annual festivals, one in Shivratri and another in the month of Shravan (July-August). http://www.mustseeindia.com/Rishikesh-Nilkantha-Mahadev-Temple/attraction/11870 Neelkantha’ means anyone who swallows the poisons (insults and abuses) the world www.trimandir.org/shri-shiva.html