Kedarnath Temple Information:

Giriraj is situated on the top of the Himalayas Kedar, in the twelve Jyotirlingas of the country, the highest is Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga. Kedarnath Dham and temple surrounded by mountains on three sides. On one side is Kedarnath, about 22 thousand feet high, on the other side is 21 thousand 600 feet high cost and on the other side is 22 thousand 700 feet Bharatkund. There are not only three mountains but also the confluence of five rivers – Mandakini, Madhiganga, Kshiriganga, Saraswati and Swarnagauri. Some of these rivers no longer exist but Arakananda’s assistant Mandakini is still present today. Beside this there‚Äôs Kedarnath Temple.

Kedarnath Temple History:

Kedarnath has great glory. Badrinath and Kedarnath in Uttarakhand are two main pilgrimages, both of them have great significance. In relation to Kedarnath, the person who travels to Badrinath without seeing Kedarnath, his journey fails and the result of the observation of Nar-Narayana-Murthy along with Kedarnath Path has been achieved in the destruction of all the sins. There is no historical proof about the age of this temple, but for a thousand years, Kedarnath has been an important pilgrimage. According to Rahul Sankrityayan, it is 12-13th century.

Quick info about Kedarnath Temple:

Place Kedarnath, Uttrakhand
Established 12-13th century
At a height of 3,583 Meter
Deity Lord of Kedar Khand

Important Facts about Kedarnath Temple:

  1. If we believe scientists the temple of Kedarnath was suppressed in the ice for 400 years, but still it was safe.
  2. Kedarnath temple main priests are all Jangam Branhims who confirm to the highest order of Hindu priesthood.
  3. The structure is believed to have been constructed in the 8th century CE, when Adi Shankara visited.
  4. Kedarnath was the most affected area due to the sudden floods and landslides in the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh during June 2013.
  5. According to scientists and scholars, the temple is engulfed by the negative spirits because of the dead bodies which have accumulated under the debris.
  6. Significantly, a triangular shaped Linga is worshipped as Kedarnath. It is a strong belief that if you pray here with a pure heart you are forgiven from all the sins.
  7. The temple is located at a height of 3,583 m on the shores of Mandakini river. The temple is not directly accessible by road.
  8. The exterior of kedarnath temple is made of with white marble as a sign of peace and harmony.
  9. The gates of Kedarnath open for the public every morning at 7.00 A.M.
  10. It is said where the head and the hair of lord shiva was found that place name is kalpeshwar.
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