It is one of the famous Lord Shiva temples located in the Rudraprayag district at a height of about 3600 metres (11,800 feet) above sea level. It was built by the Pandavas dedicating it to Lord Shiva. It is situated amidst thick forests; here the face (mukha) of god Shiva is worshipped as Nilkanth Mahadeva. The temple opens every year in the month of April / May and closes in the mid of November. The trek to the temple is around 20kms going through the Sagar village which is rich in scenic beauty, tall grass, oak trees and Rhododendron.