Kedarnath temple is a part of Char Dhams and PanchKedar in Uttarakhand. This place is believed to be one of the purest and holiest places in Hindu mythology. Located in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, this temple is dedicated to Shiva. Situated in a breathtaking location, near the source of Mandakini River and at the height of 3,584 meters, Kedarnath Dham celebrates the greatness of Lord Shiva. The temple is not open round the year because of the extreme weather conditions. Among the twelve jyotirlingas, Kedarnath is one of them. During the winters, the viagra has (deities) from Kedarnath temple and is brought to Ukhimath and worshiped there for six months. Lord Shiva is worshiped as Kedarnath, the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’, the historical name of the region.
It is also one of the significant temples of the sacred Chota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, raising the glory of the place to further heights. Accessible from major destinations of Uttarakhand, the motorable road towards Kedarnath temple stretches till Gauri Kund. After that one needs to take a 14 km trek towards Kedarnath temple.One can also avail helicopter services during the peak season of the yatra.
Activities in Kedarnath
Perched at an altitude of 3,500 meters, Kedarnath is one of the most revered Hindu shrines and thousands of Pilgrims partake in arduous pilgrimage every year. The shrine sleeps under a thick blanket of snow during winters.
Kedarnath temple is located 19 km from Gaurikaund, the nearest town with road connectivity. Thus one has to trek 16 km to the Kedarnath shrine making it a wonderful trekking experience. You can also extend your treks to Chorabari Tal, Vasuki Tal, and Har ki doon.
Camping in Kedarnath
Since there is only a little Accommodation at Kedarnath, tourists, and pilgrims can also set up a tent near the town and enjoy the natural beauty that envelops the town as well as the towering Kedarnath peak in the background.