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Gupta-kāśī literally means ‘hidden Kāśi.
 
Gupta-kāśī literally means ‘hidden Kāśi.
  
Guptakāśī is a small place of pilgrimage situated at a distance of 34 kms. (21 miles) from Rudraprayāga in Uttaranchal. Many sages of the ancient era are said to have performed severe austerities here to realize Lord Śiva. Bāṇāsura’s daughter Uṣā had her palace here.
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Guptakāśī is a small place of pilgrimage situated at a distance of 34 kms. (21 miles) from Rudraprayāga in Uttaranchal. Many sages of the ancient era are said to have performed severe austerities here to realize Lord [[Śiva]]. Bāṇāsura’s daughter Uṣā had her palace here.
  
Here there is a beautiful image of Śiva as Ardhanārīśvara, riding his bull Nandi. In a pond nearby, two streams of water are constantly falling into it. These two streams are called ‘Gaṅgā’ and ‘Yamunā’. Pilgrims take bath in this pond and give gifts secretly.  
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Here there is a beautiful image of [[Śiva]] as [[Ardhanārīśvara]], riding his bull [[Nandi]]. In a pond nearby, two streams of water are constantly falling into it. These two streams are called ‘Gaṅgā’ and ‘[[Yamunā]]’. Pilgrims take bath in this pond and give gifts secretly.  
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 14:39, 16 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Gupta-kasi, Gupta-kAZI, Gupta-kaashi


Gupta-kāśī literally means ‘hidden Kāśi.

Guptakāśī is a small place of pilgrimage situated at a distance of 34 kms. (21 miles) from Rudraprayāga in Uttaranchal. Many sages of the ancient era are said to have performed severe austerities here to realize Lord Śiva. Bāṇāsura’s daughter Uṣā had her palace here.

Here there is a beautiful image of Śiva as Ardhanārīśvara, riding his bull Nandi. In a pond nearby, two streams of water are constantly falling into it. These two streams are called ‘Gaṅgā’ and ‘Yamunā’. Pilgrims take bath in this pond and give gifts secretly.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore