The Gaumukh Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva as one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Mount Abu. The highlight of this temple is its holy 700-step climb, which provides panoramic views of the valley around and is renowned throughout the year for its worship and meditation pilgrimages. Gaumukh (Cow’s Head), in its thick wood, welcomes you to the Lord Krishna’s, Lord Rama’s, Rishi Vashistha’s idols with a statue of Nandi. In Hindu mythology, Nandi, Lord Shiva’s divine horse, has the enigmatic water stream dropped from the mouth of the marble donkey. Therefore, both Lord Shiva’s fans and visitors who wish to explore the holy site of mystery are popular at Gaumukh Temple.
The Gaumukh Temple was founded in memory of Saint Vashishth, who carried out a yagna establishing the four largest clans of Rajput. History says the Yagna has been carried out to try for the protection of the world the blessings of gods and goddesses. Agni Kund, one of the most popular attractions of the temple, performed Yagna. Ramayana Legend says that Ram Vanvas, Ram and Lakshman came to the place to obtain Rishi Vachistha’s blessing and Gyan.