Gaumukh Temple Mount Abu

The literal meaning of this temple is “mouth of a cow.”One needs to climb 700 steps to reach the top most section of the temple. Many interesting stories are associated with the formation of this temple. This temple is dedicated to Saint Vashishtha. It is said that Saint Vashishtha performed a Yagna at this place which created the 4 major Rajput clans. Built by cutting it out from a huge rock, the temple has a stone carved cow’s head that has a natural spring flowing through the mouth of a marble cow. Nearby you will find statues of Nandi, Saint Vashishtha, Lord Ram and Lord Krishna.