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Gauri Kund is a Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand, India . It is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 6502 feet above the average sea level. The canonical work of Tamil Saiva, the Tevaram, written by Tamil holy poets known as the nayanars and graded as Paadal Petra Sthalam in the 7th century, is revered by Anekadhangavadeswarar, the 276 temples revered in the canon.
The temple of Gaurikund is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, sometimes referred to as Gauri.
According to myths and legends, this is the place where Lord Shiva ‘s wife, Goddess Parvati, did penance to win over Shiva ‘s heart with ascetic and yoga practises.
Local tradition says that Gauri Kund is the place where Gauri stayed while conducting these rituals, and it was here that Shiva eventually confessed his love for her.
They were married nearby at Triyugi Narayan. In Gaurikund, there are hot springs and they are converted to bathing places.
The legend of how Ganesha acquired his elephant head is also associated with this location.