Located at an altitude of 3,581 m above the sea level and surrounded by mountains with snow-covered peaks, Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. With majestic Kedarnath ranges in the backdrop it is indeed a scenic charm. One of the Panchkedars of Uttaranchal, Kedarnath is also one of the major Shiva temples in the country and was built by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century AD. Destination India Tourism takes you to Kedarnath through its Kedarnath Tours.
According to a legend the deity of the Kedarnath is identified with the hump of a bull a form assumed by Lord Shiva when eluding Pandava's who were repenting and asking for forgiveness of their sins after the war of Kurukshetra. While he was eluding them he once took refuge in the form of a bull at this place. On being followed by Pandavas he dived into the ground leaving behind his hump. This shape is worshipped as the idol on the shrine.
The other parts of Lord Shiva are worshipped at four other places. The arms (bahu) at Tungnath, mouth (mukha) at Rudranath, navel or belly (nabhi) at Madmaheshwar and hair (jata) at Kalpeshwar. Together with Kedarnath these five shrines are called the Panchkedar.
Places to see in Kedarnath:
Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya
When to visit Kedarnath:
Best time to visit Keadrnath is from May to October.
How to reach Kedarnath?
By Air: nearest airport is at Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
By Rail: nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.
By Road: it is connected to the road system and besides there are yatra bus services available from Rishikesh and Kotdwar.
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