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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.

Lord Rama Had Last Penance Here after Ravanas Death, the rock still exists

Do you know that when Lord Ram returned to his last penance while returning from Lanka after the Ravana slaughter? If we do not know, then we are giving you this information as well as taking a trip to that place. Lord Ram had done his last ascension in Devprayag. This beautiful place is in Uttarakhand which is known as the famous pilgrimage place. Devprayag is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river. It is said that Devprayag is one of the Panch Prayags of Godland Uttarakhand. It is believed that when King Bhagirath celebrated the Ganga to descend on the earth, 33 crore Goddesses along with the Ganga also descended from heaven to Devprayag. This is the place where there is a confluence of the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda river.

Devprayag is at an altitude of 830 meters above sea level. Devprayag distance from Rishikesh is just 70 kilometers away. It is also said that in Devprayag, Muni Devsharma had done austerity of Lord Vishnu and God had given him a boon that the name of this place will be kept on his name in time.

According to legendary belief, Lord Rama had done his last penance in Devprayag. Lord Rama had done penance here while returning from Lanka after victory. It is believed that Lord Rama had done penance in Devprayag for getting rid of the sins of Brahmin slaughter (Ravana slaughter). They had austerity sitting here on a rock. Here the rock is still present.

There is also the cave of Hanuman ji in Devprayag itself near the temple of Mother Ganga. There is a belief about this cave that Lord Hanuman, Lord Rama’s bhakt, also came here. There are huge devotees in Devprayag. It is a very beautiful place where the beautiful and tranquil atmosphere makes it easy for the devotees and tourists.

Laxmanji had done the last penance, Now the most famous for Trekking

In the Rigveda, Uttarakhand has been described as Devbhoomi. This sacred land has been called the complete karmic land of the minds. Do you know that Srimada purushwattam is also associated with Uttarakhand, Lord Laxman Ji, the younger brother of Lord Rama. Laxman ji did his last ascension in the land of Uttarakhand only.

Laxman ji did his last penance in Garhwal of Uttarakhand. It is believed that Lakshman ji did his last penance in Tapovan, which is in Tehri Garhwal. If you have ever gone to Uttarkashi, you must have heard about Tapovan. Tourists are being tracked in large numbers here. Tapovan is 6 kilometers from Gangotri glacier. The wonderful views here give the tourists the heart of the tourists. The Himalayan peaks are visible extending from Tapovan.

Tapovan is also called paradise. Camping is famous in here for mountaineering. There is a Tapovan near Goom’s Trekking where millions of foreign tourists are excited for trekking every year. From Nandvanvan, there is a great view of peaks like Shivling, Bhagirathi, Kedar Dome, Thalya Sagar and Sudarshan. Tourists here are trekking and camping at Satopant, Kharkhund, Kalindi Kali, Meru and Kedarnath . In addition to trekking, tourists also climb on mountain ranges and rock climbing. The paddy and pine trees filled with greenery are very attractive to tourists.

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.