Agastya Muni Temple is an ancient temple located in the Augustamuni town of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This holy temple is dedicated to Agastya sage, who meditated here in ancient times. It is one of the temples in Uttarakhand which is made in South Indian style and later some changes were made around the temple. I remember my first visit when I was in the 3rd standard, I visited Agastya Muni Temple. It is one of the best places to visit nearby Rudraprayag.
There is a holy Kund of Agastya Muni and the idol of his disciple Bhogajit. It is believed that sage Agastya Muni had meditated on this place for many years.
This temple is dedicated to sage Agastya Muni and they are worshipped here. In the temple premise, the temple of Lord Shiva and Agastya Kund are present. At this place, Agastya Muni had done penance of the Sun and Shrividya god in the ancient era.
After that, this holy place was named Agastyamuni town in the name of Sage Agastya Muni. This temple has religious importance in the Hindu religion and hundreds of people visit this temple every month.
If you are traveling towards Kedarnath, then we recommend you visit this temple during your Kedarnath trip. Agastya Muni Temple lies on the Kedarnath route.
Location of Augustmuni
Augustmuni town is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on the way to Kedarnath. This small town is located on the holy bank of river Mandakini which originates nearby from Kedarnath Dham. Augustmuni market is a decent market, you will get all the stuff here at a reasonable rate. If you are looking for pahadi items to buy you can buy from here, such as Pahadi pulses, Pahadi juice, Manduwa ka aata and other pahadi products.
How to reach Augustmuni
The nearest airport to Augustmuni is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, from Dehradun you can take a Helicopter to Augustmuni directly.
The nearest railway station to Augustmuni is Rishikesh, which is approx 160 Km from here. In the upcoming few years, the nearest railway station will be in Rudrarayag.
Agastya Muni is well-connected with the national highway NH 95 which is also known as Kedarnath highway. Agastya Muni temple is just 4 Km away from the main market Augustmuni.
Best time to visit Augustmuni
You can visit Agastya Muni temple in any season of the year. The temple remains open throughout the year, but we recommend you visit the temple between the months of May to October. During winter, the weather is very cold here, so carry enough warm clothes. Avoid traveling in the rainy season because you may face road blockage and other problems due to heavy rainfall. Also, book your hotels in advance for hassle-free travel.