Uttarakhand, superior called as the Devbhumi (land of Gods), is really one of the most blessed parts of the earth. One of the tales of its wealthy past relates to a set of five Shiva temples known as dedicated to god Shiva. They are located in the Garhwal Himalayan area.
The five temples designated in the strict pecking arrange to be followed for pilgrimage for devotion are the Kedarnath at an height of 3,583 m (11,755 ft), the Tungnath (3,680 m/12,070 ft), Rudranath (2,286 m/7,500 ft), Madhyamaheshwar or Madmaheshwar (3,490 m/11,450 ft) and Kalpeshwar (2,200 m/7,200 ft).
LEGEND BEFORE THE CONFIGURATION OF PANCH KEDAR
Mythology have a manner of receiving twirled or divided into lots of streams while they go down the time line during centuries. One of the versions of the mainly well-liked legend connected with the configuration of Panch Kedar relates to the era of Mahabharata. After murder their blood relatives and gurus, the huge load of regret made the Pandavas seek Lord Shiva for amends.
Infuriated with their events and dishonesty on the conflict field, Lord Shiva evaded their requests. He hid at Guptkashi in the Himalayas of Garhwal camouflaged as a bull. Pandavas came looking for Shiva in the Garhwal area and renowned God Shiva in the shape of bull. Bhim tried to catch hold of the bull but it dived in the earth and misplaced. That is why, it is supposed, the site of Guptkashi (hidden kashi) got its name.
Shiva reappeared in parts at dissimilar parts of Garhwal. bulge came up at Kedarnath, navel appeared at Madhya-Maheshwar, face emerged at Rudranath, arms at Tungnath and hair at Kalpeshwar.
Pandavas built temples at each of the five places where the Lord emerged as such. Taken together these five places came to be well-known as Panch Kedar. Given below are the five most significant homes of Lord Shiva in Garhwal Himalayas in the series in which they should be visited.