Ukhimath in distt.- Rudraprayag, is 7 km from Kund (diversion for Kedarnath and Ukhimath). During the winter months, the Rawal and the Pujaris of Sri Kedarnath move down to this place and worship Lord Shiva in the temple of Lord Onkareshwar in this town.
Legend has it that Usha, the daughter of Vanasur, who had his fortress in Shonitpur near Guptakashi, lived in the palace near here. Hence the name Ushamath and finally Ukhimath was derived from her name.
There are temples that are dedicated to Usha, Shiva, Parvati, Anirudha and Mandhata.
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