Gaurikund is first step where trek start for Kedarnath ji. Gaurikund is last destination where car can go. There is hot spring in Gaurikund devotee first take dip in hot water kund then start yatra. Gaurikund is an important pilgrimage in Uttrakhand India. Gaurikund is 14 km from Kedarnath Dham. The height of Gaurikund is 1,982 mts above the see lavel. It is the second highest lake in the world.
Gaurikund is related Shiva’s wife Parvati is also known as Gouri. Gorikund is the place where Parvati is live and Shiva was propose his love to Parvati. Parvati accept that propose of Lord Shiva after that they get married at Triyugi Narayan Which is near by the Gaurikund.
In Gaurikund there is a hot spring that hot spring is converted in bathing place.
History Of Gaurikund
Gaurikund is famous place in Uttrakhand. Gaurikund is related to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva love story. Gaurikund is that place where Parvati was live. Lord Shiva was propose his love to Parvati. Parvati accept his propose of Lord Shiva and after that they get married at place Triyugi Narayan which is not too far from Gaurikund. According to legends this story is tell us about Ganesha how to achive the head of elephant. The lake is also popular for “Parvati Sarovar” just because of this was the place where goddess Parvati had acquired her son Ganesha. Goddess Parvati makes an image of Ganesha by soap on her body and breathed life into it. Goddess Parvati placed the Ganesha at the enterance of her home as her janitor to prevent anyone from entering while she was bathing. Now Lord Shiva is come back at that place and Shiva was stopped Eangry Shiva was cut the head of Ganesha. Parvati was weep and said to Shiva that I want Ganesha in my life. Shiva took wondering elephant head and put on the Ganesha body and live was return and Parvati had her son back.
Gaurikund Temple :-
Gaurikund Temple is one of the important spots to visit in Gaurikund. Gaurikund temple is devoted to the goddess Parvati. You can visit the the temple throughout the year. Gaurikund temple is main focus place there. Gaurikund Temple is 2 km from Gaurikund.
Kund is the place where Goddess Parvati taking a bath and Lord Ganesha guarding the door. According to the history kund is very famous for Goddess Parvati.
Gaurikund is the best place to visit. You can go to the Gaurikund throughout the year. But you should go to Gaurikund when the Kedarnath is open that is the good time. May is also the best time to go Gaurikund in that time weather is awesome. The minimum and maximum temperature in May is 3deg cel and 18 deg cel respectively.The weather is generally plesent and clean.
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is 190km from Guptakashi. Jolly Grant Airport is a nearest airport to Guptkashi .well connected to motorable road you can take easily taxi from outside the Airport.
Rishikesh is nearest railway station of from Guptkashi.The distance between Rishikesh and Guptkashi 168km. Taxi and buses are easly available outside the railway station.
You can take private buses and Taxis from Delhi till Rishikesh or Srinagar. Guptkashi is located on NH109.