Sri Kedarnath Dham

Kedarnath is a Hindu holy town located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini , and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks. Kedarnath hosts one of the holiest Hindu temples, the Kedarnath Temple, and is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, being one of the four major sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only between the end of April to Kartik Purnima (the autumn full moon).

Kedarnath is named after King Kedar who ruled in the Satya Yuga. He ruled the seven continents and was a very saintly king. He had a daughter named Vrinda who was a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The temple itself is quite an exquisite example of stone work. Houses the lingam, a symbol of the Hindu God Shiva. The temple is located among astonishing mountain landscape surrounded by peaks that are over 6000 m in elevation.

Kedarnath Dham History

Guptkashi, an ideal stopover place for the devotees travelling to Kedarnath, is famous for the Ardhanareeshwar and Viswanath temples. According to the Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva hid at this place for some time.

Viswanath temple, located within this destination is among the several incarnations of Lord Shiva. In addition, the temple reflects the architectural style and design of the bygone eras. Ardhanareeshwar, on the other hand, is a divine concept that depicts the idol in the form of half man and half woman. The Ardhanareeshwar temple portrays Lord Shiva in the form of half male and half female. In addition, there are two streams of water located in the temple, which symbolises the two holy rivers, Ganges and Yamuna. Tourists can also see the image of Nandi bull, guarding the entrance of this temple.


Main Attraction at Kedarnath

Guptkashi

Guptkashi, an ideal stopover place for the devotees travelling to Kedarnath, is famous for the Ardhanareeshwar and Viswanath temples. According to the Hindu Mythology, it is

Gaurikund

Gaurikund, among the famous pilgrim centres, is located en route to the Kedarnath shrine. Situated at an altitude of 1,982 m, this holy place houses an ancient temple, which is ...

Vasuki Tal

Vasuki Tal, located at a distance of 8 km from Kedarnath, is one of the beautiful tourist spots in the state of Uttarakhand. Perched at an altitude of around 4,135 m above the sea ...

Son Prayag

Son Prayag is situated at the convergence of two majestic rivers, Mandakini and Basuki, at a height of 1829 m, about 5 km from Gaurikund and 19 km from Kedarnath. Son Prayag ...

Chopta

Chopta is a village in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It is famous for its views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks – Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. ...

Agastyamuni

Agastyamuni, located at a distance of around 20 km from Rudraprayag, is a noted tourist spot of religious significance in the state of Uttarakhand at a height of 1,000 m ...

Shankaracharya Samadhi

Shankaracharya Samadhi, the grave of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Located slightly behind ...

Wildlife Sanctuary

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, sprawling over an area of 967 sq km, was established in 1972. Located in the district of Chamoli, it is named after the ...

Bhairav Nath Temple

Bhairav Nath Temple, located within the vicinity of the main temple complex, is one of the most popular temples lake extends after Kedarnath temple. Dedicated to ...


Important Dates

April
28
2017
Yamunotri Temple Kapat will open.

Glad to Inform you this year Yamunotri Temple Kapat/Door will open on 28/04/2017

April
28
2017
Gangotri Temple Kapat will open.

Gangotri Temple Kapat opening dates are declare now which is 28/04/2017.

May
03
2017
Kedarnath Temple Kapat will open

Kedarnath Temple Kapat opening dates are declare now which is 03/05/2017.

May
06
2017
Badarinath Temple Kapat open.

Badarinath Temple Kapat opening dates are declare now which is 06/05/2017.

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