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Veerabhadra Temple Festival at Virbhadra near Rishikesh

Veerabhadra Temple, dedicated to Shiva, is an ancient temple located at Virbhadra Town near Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. The annual temple festival and fair is held on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi day. Veerabhadra Temple Festival 2024 date is March 8. The mela coincides with the Mahashivratri festival.

The town and the temple are named after Virabhadra, who was created by Shiva in anger after he heard about the news of the death of Sati.

Shiva is a ferocious form is worshipped in the temple.

Night long jagran and special pujas are held on the occasion.