The world's highest lord Shiva temple is Tungnath on the Chandraranath Parvat and it is at an altitude of 12,073 feet from the sea level. It is on the second in order amongst the “Panch Kedar” temples in Uttrakhand. Tungnath is one of the five locations and is identified as the place where the bahu (hands) were seen; the hump was seen at Kedarnath; the head appeared at Rudranath; his navel and stomach surfaced at Madhyamaheshwar; and his jata (hair or locks) at Kalpeshwar.
It is one of the Panch Kedars and is believed to have belonged to an ancient era almost 1000 years old. The foundation of this temple was laid down by Arjuna who was the third of the Pandava brothers. It was built in the North Indian style of architecture and has a dozen shrines of other Gods surrounding the temple.