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Significane of Kedarnath Temple

Situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, surrounded by giant mountains on three sides, Kedarnath Dham is a symbol of the faith of countless devotees. According to the belief of Hinduism, Kedarnath Dham is considered to be a major center of energy. This temple of Lord Shiva is 85 feet high, 187 feet long and 80 feet wide.

There is a belief about the Jyotirling of Kedarnath, that Pandavas wanted to be freed from the sin of brotherhood when they were victorious in the war of Mahabharata. For this, they wanted to obtain the blessings of Lord Shiva, but the Lord was angry with the Pandavas.

Pandavas went to Kashi for the visit of Lord Bholenath, they did not meet him. Pandavas came to the Himalayas while searching Shiva. The Lord did not want to see the Pandavas, so he went into Kedarnath. On the other hand, Pandav also reached Kedar behind him.

Shiva took the form of the bull and found it in other animals and found it in other animals. Pandavas became suspicious. Bhim took a huge look and spread the legs on two hills. All the cow-bulls went out there, but the bull-headed Lord Shiva was not ready to go under the feet.

Bhima blazed on that bull, but the ox was placed on the ground. Bhima grabbed the back of the bull’s back. Lord Shiva was glad to see the devotion of Pandavas in this. He gave sight to the Pandavas and freed them from sin. Since then, they are worshiped in Shri Kedarnath as the form of the back of Lord Shiva’s bull.

In the main part of the temple there is the path of Pradakshina around the pavilion and sanctuary. Nandi bulls are in the vicinity of the outer courtyard. There is no authentic mention of who built the temple. It is said that it was founded by Guru Shankaracharya.

Interesting Story Behind Badrinath Dham

Now, Badrinath Dham Kapat has opened for Chardham Yatra Tour of 2019. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham are included in the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand, which is also known as Chota Chardham. Similarly, the biggest Chardham tour of the country includes Badrinath (Uttarakhand) along with Dwarka (Gujarat), Puri (Orissa), Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu).

Due to this History, Badrinath Dham is considered as the most special in Char Dham in Uttarakhand.

Legends Behind Badrinath Dham

There is a fiction about Lord Vishnu’s Dham Badrinath. According to the legends, it used to be the home of Lord Shiva in Badrinath, but later it became the meditation place of Lord Vishnu. It is said that Lord Shiv used to live here with his family. But one day, Lord Vishnu started looking for a place to meditate, and he saw this place, and he saw this place. He loved the atmosphere of Badrinath. But they knew that this is the residence of their adorable Shiva.

Then he started crying loudly in the form of a child. Mata Parvati’s eyes fell on them and she started to silence the child. But the child did not stop. When Mata Parvati went inside with the child, Shiva realized that it was Vishnu. Shiva told Parvati that leaving the child. But the Mata did not obey and went inside to get him to sleep.

When the child slept, Mata Parvati came out. After this, Lord Vishnu closed the door from inside and when Shiva returned, he said that he liked this place very much. He told Shiva to go to Kedarnath from there, and then he will present his devotees this place. In this way Shiva Bhumi was known as Dham Badrinath of Lord Vishnu.

According to another belief, it is said that once Mata Lakshmi went to her maternal aunt with Lord Vishnu. To celebrate them, Lord Vishnu did penance and removed the displeasure of Mata Lakshmi.

Finding Lord Vishnu, Mata Lakshmi reached the place where she was absorbed in asceticism. She saw that Shri Vishnu is doing penance by sitting on a berry tree. After this, Mata Lakshmi named Lord Vishnu as ‘Badrinath’. After this its named as Badrinath.

How to Reach Badrinath Dham

To reach here, first visit Rishikesh. You can reach here via railway or roadway. You can also reach the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun by air. After this, Badrinath Dham will be reached from reach Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Joshimath, etc.

Chardham 2019 Kapat Opened

Yesterday (May 9th 2019), in the Brahmavala, on 5:35 minutes, Kedarnath Kapat was opened to the devotees of Lord Shivji with high devote sounds. Baba’s Panchamukhi Murthy was in the temple of Kedar. Now, for the next six months devotees will visit here to praise the lord Baba Kedar. Over two and a half thousand devotees became auspicious. At the same time, ‘Governor – Baby Rani Maurya’ also reached Baba Kedar and visited Dham. The festival of Doli Baba Kedar was celebrated by Chief priest Kedar Ling. Other rituals were performed, after which the doli was decorated. Kedarnath Raval Bhimashankar Ling, Vedpathis, priests, the presence of rights holders in the presence of Kapat was chanted as per Vedic traditions. The kapats were opened on 5:35 minutes. Doli entered the temple during this time. First of all the priests and devotees of the sanctum sanitation and indulgence in the sanctorum, after which ling was worshiped inside the temple. At 6 o’clock the main Kapat was opened for devotees.

With the tune of the band of Armies Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, Kedarnath became utterly resonant with praise of Bhole Baba by devotees. Meanwhile, members of BKTC including Raval Bhimashankar, and former Chief Minister and BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank were also present in the Kapat of Kedarnath Dham. In this regard, all the preparations were completed by the Sri Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee. Garhwal Board Commissioner Dr. BVRC Purushottam, District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal and other officials also reached Dham. Be the first to be made through the video given in this venerable witness.

Puja material reached Kedarnath shrine before the opening of the Kapat

Prior to the opening of Kedarnath Dham, the Air Force helped in bringing worship material of the temple there. Describing the pleasant journey of devotees, the Chief Minister said that, at all places, the State Government has made a very good arrangement. He said that the construction of Chardham Road has stopped for the rest of the passengers. 80 percent of Kedarnath’s reconstruction work has been completed and the work of residual reconstruction is also being done fast. The necessary arrangements have also been made in Badrinath Dham. Here, we get passenger medical services through the Vivekananda Health Mission. At the same time, arrangements have been made to provide better health facilities in Kedarnath Dham. The Health Department has deployed doctors on every four kilometers of Dham every two kilometers.

Rudraprayag: Where Shiva Ji had given Darshan to Narada in Rudra form

Rudraprayag located in Uttarakhand is one of the five Prayags of the Alankananda River. Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers meet here. The distance of Kedarnath from the holy place is just 86 kilometers. Rudraprayag can be reached from Haridwar and Rishikesh railway station.

Name is associated with Lord Shiva

It is said that Lord Shiva had blessed Narada at this place and had appeared in Rudra Avatar. Due to being close to the Himalayas, this place is very beautiful and tourists also come here. Rudraprayag also has many sacred temples, which are visited by devotees for years to see.

Among them are Jagdamba and Shiva Temple heads. Along with this, the Koteshwar temple near the Alaknanda river is also famous among the devotees. The distance of Rudraprayag of Delhi is about 357 kilometers.

Apart from Kedarnath, there is also a route from Rudraprayag to Badrinath. That’s why a lot of people keep coming here. Rudraprayag was badly damaged due to the flood in Uttarakhand in 2013. Many houses and bridges collapsed.

8 amazing facts about Kedarnath Dham

The famous pilgrimage of Lord Shiva’s Dham, Kedarnath has been opened for the next six months. Let’s know these 8 major things of Shiva’s Dham.

1. Height and location:

The temple of Kedarnath is at an elevation of 3593 feet. How this temple was built at such a height, it is still considered a miracle. It cannot be imagined today. Puja of the temple is considered to be one of Kartaratha Dvashash Jyotirligs.

2. Mystery about its establishment:

There is no authentic mention of who built the temple, but yes it is also said that it was founded by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. Puja of the temple is considered to be one of Kedarnath Dwadash Jyotirling. In the morning, the Shivji-Nanda is naturally bath and it is ghee-coated on it. Thereafter, aarti is being lit by burning incense in the sun. At this time travelers and Ganas can enter the temple and worship them, but in the evening god is made to be done. They are decorated in a variety of sparkling manner. The devotees can only see it from a distance.

3. Lord Shiv’s Formation and Panchkedar:

The priests of Kedarnath are the only Jangala Brahmins of Mysore. Shankar bull is worshiped in Shri Kedarnath as a figure of the back. It is believed that when Lord Shankar took the form of a bull, the upper part of his body appeared in Kathmandu Nepal. Now there is a temple of Pashupatinath. Shiva’s arms appeared in Tungnath, in the mouth Rudranath, Nabhi Madamadeshwar and Jata Kalpeshwar. Therefore, in these four places, Shri Kedarnath is said to be a Panch kedar. Here are the magnificent temples of Shivaji.

4. Timing:

During the visit, the temple of Kedarnath ji opens to the general devotees at 7:00 p.m. Special Puja is done from one to two o’clock in the afternoon and after that the temple is closed for relaxation. Again the temple is opened for public viewing at 5 o’clock in the evening. By making a statue of the five-headed Lord Shiva duly making it, regular aarti takes place from 7:30 to 8:30. At 8:30 p.m, the temple of Kedareshwar Jyotirling is closed.

5. Kedarnath is brought to Ukhimath:

In winter, Kedarghati is covered with snow. Although the opening of the Kedarnath temple is started, but it usually closes before the 15th of the month of November and after six months, ie Vaishakha (13-14 April) the kapat opens. In such a situation, the Panchvata statue of Kedarnath is brought to ‘Ukhimath.’ The statue is worshipped also here by Raval ji. In Kedarnath, the public receives the receipt by depositing the fees and accordingly he performs the puja-aarti of the temple or receives the offerings.

6. Worship and Incarnations:

Pali in the worship of God, Mahavishak Pooja, Abhishek, Short Rudrabhishak, Shodshopachar Poojan, Ashtapachar Poojan, Sampri Aarti, Pandava Pooja, Ganesh Pooja, Shri Bhairav ​​Pooja, worship of Parvati ji, Shiva Sahastranam etc. are the chiefs of this Jyotirlinga. The history of establishment is summarized in the Himalayas on Kedar Shringa, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Mahapatva Nar and Narayan Rishi used to perform penance. Lord Shankar appeared pleased with his worship, and according to his prayer, he gave the bride to be eternally in the form of Jyotirlinga. This place is situated on Kedar, the Kedarnath mountain range of the Himalayas.

7. Connection with Pandavas in Mahabharat

The story of Panchkedar is believed to be that when Pandav was victorious in the battle of Mahabharata, Pandavas wanted to get freedom from the sin of fraternal. For this, he wanted to get the blessings of Lord Shankar, but he was content with those people. Pandavas went to Kashi for the visit of Lord Shankar, but they did not find him there. Those people came to the Himalayas while searching for them. Lord Shankar did not want to see the Pandavas, so they went from there to Kedar and settled there. Pandav, on the other hand, was also strong enough to persevere, and he followed Kedar after him.

8. Lord Shiv, Bull and Bhima

Lord Shiva took the shape of the bull by then and then gets included in other animals body. Pandavas had become suspicious. So Bhima took his huge form and spread the legs on two hills. All other cow-bulls left, but Shankarji’s bull was not ready to go under the feet. Bhima fastened on this bull, but the bull fell into the ground.

Then Bhima caught the body of the triangular back of the bull. Lord Shankar was pleased to see the devotion of Pandavas, the firm resolve. He gave immediate visions and liberated the Pandavas. From that time it is worshiped in Shri Kedarnath as the shape of the back of Lord Shankar Bull.