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Panch Kedar Tour

The sacred province of Uttarakhand houses the Panch Kedar that is arranged in five unique areas. The Panch Kedar converts into the ‘five of Shiva, the Lord. The Kedar Valley has all the five areas. They are Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath and Kalpeshwar.

Panch Kedar is huge as they are arranged in such remote goals which are not engine capable. The entire procedure of visiting these areas is to accomplish a specific repentance. You need to attempt the intense adventure to discover the harmony toward the end. You will most likely feel increasingly edified after your trek to the Panch Kedar.

It is in all probability the mid year months May and June. The time after storm September and October is additionally great. Stay away from the storm as the streets get perilous and trekking will be very troublesome.

History:-

Soon after the Mahabharata was battled and the Pandavas rose successful, this story starts. After the war, the Pandavas were contrite and needed the gift of Lord Shiva. Shiva was not in the least satisfied with the Pandavas as they utilized trickery in war. Consequently, he chose to sidestep them. From the start he covered up as a bull in Guptkashi. At the point when the Pandavas came to get him, he went to different parts in the state.

Master Shiva began to show up at various areas over the Garhwal in parts. Some place his hair showed. Some place his arm. His face in another area navel still in another. Along these lines, the Pandavas raised a sanctuary in all these five sacred spots, (which came to be known as the Panch Prayag) to look for pardoning for their transgressions.

Kedarnath Temple: – Kedarnath is one of the Char Dham just as one of the Panch Kedar. It is a significant pioneer community for the Hindu enthusiasts around the globe. The sanctuary is arranged against a hypnotizing scenery of the snow clad mountains. The mound of the hidden bull showed here. Kedarnath is likewise one of the Jyotirlingas in India and consistently a great many enthusiasts visit the holy sanctuary with their family.

Madhyamaheshwar Temple: – Madhyamaheshwar is the place the navel of Shiva showed. Mansoona town of the Garhwal area is the lovely area of this old sanctuary. You can see the Kedarnath and Neelkanth crests from this spot.  Ransi town is the last street point. You need to come to Ransi from Ukhimath and trek up to 16 kms from Ransi to achieve the sanctuary. The trek is simple from Ransi to Bantoli however from Bantoli to the sanctuary, the rising is steep. So convey enough caffeinated drink and dry nourishment.

Tungnath Temple: – Tungnath has the record of being the most noteworthy Shiva sanctuary on the planet as far as elevation. This age – old sanctuary is very to trek up when contrasted with different ones. The sanctuary is encompassed by grandiose pinnacles like Nanda Devi and Chowkhamba. Excellent knolls and fields encompass the sanctuary expanding its grand magnificence. It is just 4 kms trek to the sanctuary from Chopta. When your sanctuary visit is done, you should visit the Chandrashila Peak. The all encompassing perspective structure this point will blow your mind.

Rudranath Temple: – Rudranath is where Shiva’s face is known to have showed. The sanctuary is arranged at a grandiose mountain encompassing. The thick woods of Rhododendron encompasses the mountain. Shiva is asked here as Neelkanth. The sanctuary is encompassed by numerous heated water streams known as Kunds, similar to Surya Kund, Chandra Kund and Tara Kund. Normally individuals goes up to Sagar town which is the last engine capable street. The sanctuary of Rudranath is around 20 kms from here by trekking. Gopeshwar is the intersection point. The picturesque perspectives from Rudranath is of unparalleled magnificence.

Kalpeshwar Temple: – The last leg of the Panch Kedar excursion will be the visit to Kalpanath otherwise called Kalpeshwar. Situated in the Urgam Valley in Chamoli region, the sanctuary has enthralling beautiful perspectives. The valley is renowned for terraced potato cultivating and apple plantations.  When you achieve the Urgam Valley, Kalpeshwar sanctuary is only a 2 kms trek away. After the strenuous trek of Rudranath, this will be a remunerating background. Kalpeshwar is the place the hair or Jata of Shiva showed up.

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.

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.

BEST SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN KEDARNATH Ji

1. Kedarnath Temple :-

The Kedarnath temple is located at a height of 3584 Meters above from sea level. It is believe that the kedarnath temple was founded by the pandavas, it opens in the month of May and June and timing to visit the temple is 4:00 am to 3:00 pm and 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

2. Vasuki Tal :-

Vasuki tal is a lake which is situated at a height of 4135 meters above from sea level and is 8 km away from Kedarnath. This lake is the place where lord Vishnu had take bath and it offers you the wonderful view of neighboring Chaukhamba peaks, in route to Vasuki Tal you can see the Chaturangi and Vasuki Glaciers.

3. Adi Shankracharya Samadhi :-

This is the another famous place in Kedarnath and the Samadhi of Adi Shankracharya is located behind the Kedarnath temple, the kedarnath temple was rebuilt by Adi Shankracharya in 8th century and Adi shankracharya attended Nirvana at this place after creating four holy Mathas.

4. Augustmuni :-

Agastmuni is located at a distance of 67 km from Kedarnath and at an altitude of 1000 meters above from sea level, this place is mainly popular for Augustyamuni temple and is known by the name of Auguteshwar Mahadev. The Augustmuni place is dedicated to rishi Augustya who spent his one year in meditation here.

5. Sonprayag :-

Sonprayag is located at an altitude of 1829 meters above from sea level and at a distance of 18 km from Kedarnath. In sonprayag you can see the wonderful Sangam of Basuki and Mandakni Rivers.

6. Triyuginarayan Temple :-

Triyuginarayan temple is located at a distance of 27 km from Kedarnath and was established by Adi Shankracharya. It is believed that the Triyuginarayan is a place where Lord Shiva was married with Goddess Parvati and the place is known to be Triyuginarayan because the Tri-Dev (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv) was present here.

7. Gauri Kund :-

Gaurikund is located at a distance of 14 km from Kedarnath, Gaurikund was named after Goddess parvati and it is a place where Goddess Parvati did penance for winning lord Shiva’s heart and lord Shiva accepted to marry with Goddess Parvati. There is also a famous temple of Goddess Parvati which is known as Gauri temple.