Tungnath temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located at an altitude of 368 meters. The temple is magnified by the spectacular scenic beauty of Nanda Devi, Neelkanth, and Kedarnath mountains.
This Tungnath temple, now in the state of Uttaranchal, is one of the Panch Kedars which was built by the Pandavas of Mahabharata, in deference to Lord Shiva. According to mythology, when the Pandavas in the battle of Kurukshetra, they felt that their victory had been achieved by killing their own brothers and relatives. Therefore to expiate they sought the blessings of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva took the form of a bull and hid himself in Kedarnath. The Pandavas followed him there too. Finally Shiva jumped from the hill. Resultantly, his transformed body disintegrated into five parts and those parts dropped at five different places. And at Tungnath, his arm dropped down. It was Yudhishtira who built this temple at Tungnath. The areas near the temple are treasure house of exotic varieties of rhododendrons, white flowers and shrubs.