Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath
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Kedarnath Temple

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Aashu Kim
  • Aashu Kim
  • 1 Review

"Kedarnath paradise on earth"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was a wonderful experience to visit Kedarnath Temple. Amazing mountains covered with snow was pretty. One should also visit the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, has it owns number of rare species.
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Ritesh  Kumar
  • Ritesh Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"Piligrimage"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 17, 2013
Kedarnath Temple is to be visited by devotee's only and not by fun seekers.
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Anil Garg
  • Anil Garg
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 4 Reviews

"Beautiful Temple"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2013
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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About Kedarnath Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: 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

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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