Kedarnath temple, Rudraprayag

Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple committed to Lord Shiva. It's miles on the Garhwal Himalayan range close to the Mandakini river at Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. Due to excessive weather situations, the temple is open most effective between the stop of April (Akshaya Tritriya) to November (Kartik Purnima). Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarnath, the 'Lord of Kedar Khand', the historic call of the vicinity. The temple Kedarnath is one of the well-known pilgrimages and the temple is consist of in char dham, each year a big crowd involves worship Lord Shiva. The history of this temple is related to Pandavas, the tale is, After the battle of Mahabharat Pandavas turned into the guilt of killing their blood relatives, Pandavas sought Lord Shiva to absolve themselves in their sins. Shiva failed to want to release them from their wrongdoings so without problems and disguised himself as a bull(Nandi) to roam in Garhwal Himalayas. On being observed with the aid of Pandavas, Shiva dived into the floor. Bheem attempted to capture him and could handiest get maintain of the hump. Other body components of Shiva (in the shape of bull), got here up at special locations. A hump of the bull was discovered in Kedarnath, navel emerged at Madhya-Maheshwar, two forelegs regarded at Tunganath, face in Rudranath, and hair got here up at Kalpeshwar. together those five sacred places are called Panch Kedar. it is believed that originally Pandavas constructed the temple of Kedarnath; the present temple was installed by Adi Shankaracharya who restored and revived the dignity of the shrine.

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