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Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath

14.4/5(12 Ratings)

Kedarnath Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 21 sightseeing in Kedarnath

Kedarnath Temple, probably the most sacred Hindu shrine located in the great Himalayas, is believed to be constructed by Sankaracharya. Situated at the Garhwal region of Himalayas, this temple is one of the major Shiva temples in the country.

The temple contains one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva along with one of the Panch Kedars. Kedar is that form of Lord Shiva which embodies a passion of love, death, hatred, mysticism and fear by his several forms.

According to one of the popular beliefs, the temple has been constructed by the Pandavas. Tourists visiting the temple can see the statue of Nandi, the celestial bull of Lord Shiva placed at the threshold of the temple. In addition, the walls inside the temple are ornately carved with several images. The temple also contains a Shiva lingam, which is pyramidal in shape unlike its general form.

The statue of Lord Shiva is borne down from Garhwal to Ukhimath with the onset of winters in the month of November. This statue is then reinstated at this temple in the first week of May. During this period, the doors of this temple are opened for the pilgrims hailing from all over India to Kedarnath.

According to the mythology, the idol placed in the temple is identified with the rump of a bull. This is believed to be a disguise adopted by Lord Shiva so as to escape recognition by the Pandavas. The Pandavas were seeking repentance from him for killing their relatives in the battle of Kurukshetra. On pursuing him by the Pandavas, he dived into the ground and left behind a hump on the surface. This hump is also worshipped by the devotees at the shrine.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: More than 3hrs
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
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Review and Ratings

Raghav Sharma5.0/5

1 review

Awesome place to visit

Hi,Kdrnth Mandir (Kedarnath Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Bhagwan Shiva. The structure is believed to have been constructed in the 8th century CE, when Adi Shankara visitedGuys this place is like heaven awesome place to watch kindly go visit and very cold in place The first hall inside Kedarnath Temple contains statues of the five Pandava brothers, Lord Krishna, Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva and Virabhadra, one of the guards of Shiva

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Jagdish Raval4.3/5

414 reviews

One of 12 JYOTIRLINGA on the top height

Kedarnath is temple of Lord Shiva and one of 12 Jyotirlinga. After heart attack in April, 2013, I decided to get blessing of 12 Jyotirlinga, 2nd time and from August, 2013 to April, 2014 visited 11 Jyotirlinga with Pashupatinath, Kathmandu but could not visit this holy place due to disaster of Kedarnath in 2013. From Phata HELICOPTER service is available and Helicopter takes only 8 minutes to cross 30 km walking distance from Phata to Kedarnath Temple. At last with mercy of Lord Shiva I got blessing of Lord Kedarnath and fulfill "SANKALP" of visiting 12 Jyotirlinga. I also got chance of Abhisek inside temple. DO VISIT

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Varun Agarwal5.0/5

1 review

Good to visit

Good place............. for visitingand sunrise is best to see this place and the jyotirling is not only huge but also very beautiful................................................................................

Sreenivasulu Badveli5.0/5

2 reviews

The temple in ruined

AFTER SEEING THE KEDARNATH TEMPLE I GOT VERY MUCH WORRIED AND TEARS FROM MY EYES WITH PHILOSIPHICAL BENT OF MIND, THE GOD OF DESTRUCTION LORD SHIVA MIGHT HAVE OPENED HIS THIRD EYE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY HIS WIFE GANGA MATHA ALSO FLOWN TO COOL HIM, BUT THE HIS CREATION IS VERY MUCH DAMAGED.

Rahul Singh3.9/5

6 reviews

Awesome Place to visit the temple

Even after the various mishappenings the temple is a place where i would like to visit whenever i get a chance, it was a very thrilling experience to visit such beautiful place with friends that even now i cannot believe myself that i ever had visited the place

Sumit Agarwal2.5/5

1 review

Temple near hill and snow-covered mountains

kedarnath temple looks beautiful from outside but is below average from inside. further it looks beautiful from far whn we saw them with the hills and which were covered with snow it`s was awesome

Gaurav Gupta5.0/5

3 reviews

Biggest religious place for Hindus

IT IS A BIGGEST RELIGIOUS PLACE FOR HINDU, SO I HAVE FAITH IN IT SO LOVE IT N LOVE TO STAY HERE. AND I WANT TO GO AGAIN THERE AND WANT TO DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Aashu Kim5.0/5

1 review

Kedarnath paradise on earth

It! Was a wonderful experience to visit kedarnath.its pa lovely place with snow covered mountains all around.one should also visit the kedarnath wildlife sanctury.it has got a number of rare species.

Ritesh Kumar5.0/5

1 review

Piligrimage

Kedarnath Temple is to be visited by divotee\'s only and not by fun seekrs.

Anil Garg4.6/5

5 reviews

Beautiful Temple

Shri Kedarnath temple is beautiful and surrounded by glaciers. This is most loved site by Lord Shiva. Devotees who come here with religious mind are blessed by Lord shiva

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