Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one of the famous temples of Lord Shiva. Thousands of people come from the different corners of the world to visit this temple. This temple is situated in the Rishikesh. This temple also has a strong mythology. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva has drunk the Vishand the place at which Lord Shiva drunk the poison or Vish is none other than Neelkanth Mahadev temple. As Lord Shiva has placed the Vishu into his throat and after holding the Vish, his throat turns into blue colour. That is the only reason due to which Lord Shiva is also known as Neelkanth and hence the temple is known as Neelkanth Mahadev temple. It is not difficult to visit the temple. You can reach the Rishikesh from your places and from Rishikesh, this temple is only one hour away.
This temple is one of the most colourful and beautiful temples of Lord Shiva. Almost everyone knows about the mythology and story behind the Neelkanth but the ones who do not know, can have the idea after reaching at the entrance of the temple because everything related to Samudramanthan is depicted in the form of sculptures. Not only the outer walls of the temple but the inner walls of the temple also looks very beautiful. The centre of the temple has the beautiful Shivalinga and the people believe that if they will offer the water, Bel Patra, fruits to the Shivalinga then their all wishes can be fulfilled.
Although there is no certain specific time to plan the NeelKanth Mahadev temple tourbut the count of people gets ultimately increased in the Shravan month. People visit the holy river Ganga for getting the Jal and then they offer the Jal to the Shivalinga. In this way, they seek the blessings from Lord Shiva.