Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple – Lord Shiva’s seat, is among the most popular of all pilgrimage seats, which are included in the Chardham yatra. Every year, millions of devotees flock here to seek the solace of mind and experience spiritual enrichment. Kedarnath Located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, the temple is situated near the source of Mandakini River, which exceeds its beauty and spirituality.

The History Behind the Kedarnath

The foretold history regarding the Kedarnath Temple is a lot interesting. It is believe that after the Pandavas fought the war, they sought spiritual refuge to Lord Shiva to attain moksha from their sins. Lord Shiva, denying the fact, attained the incarnation of bull. However, when He came across the Pandavas, he jump off the cliff. During that time, Bhima got the grip of his one hump and the rest of the four body parts, scatter in the four pilgrimage seats of Lord Shiva. They are together known as Panch Kedar.

Opening and Closing Times of Kedarnath Temple

The kapat of Kedarnath Temple generally open at Last Week of April or First week of May, This Season was open on 9th May at 5:35 am. The journey, the food Panchmukhi Doli began from Ukhimat to Phata on 6th of May, 7th of May and reach to Gaurikund and the Kedarnath on 8th May. The Kedarnath Temple gates will be close on 9th of November during the winter session.

Inside the Kedarnath Temple

The shrine of Lord Shiva inside the temple is made of grey color stone. Inside the Garbha Griha, the pyramid-shaped rock idol of Lord Shiva is kept. You may also spot a grand and large statue of Nandi Bull guarding the temple. In the mandapa section of the shrine of Kedarnath Temple, the idols of Kunti, Lord Krishna, Draupadi, and Pandavas is posed.

Best Time to Visit Kedarnath Temple

The best time to visit Kedarnath Ji is during from last week of April, May to June, September to October and November.

Routes to Follow

Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Tilwara – Agastamuni – Kund – Guptkashi – Phata – Rampur – Sonprayag – Gaurikund – Trek/Ride to Kedarnath

How to Reach Kedarnath

Its a common question that “How to Reach Kedarnath“, There are multiple routes to reach Kedarnath either by bus or by air, or by train.

By air: Reach the Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun. Hire a taxi to reach Gaurikund then start your trek to reach Kedarnath.

By Road: The destination of Gaurikund is easily accessible by the roads of Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarkashi and Tehri, Pauri and Chamoli. Buses and taxis are conveniently available to reach these destinations.

Kedarnath Trek Route

The trek routes to the Kedarnath Temple begin from Gaurikund to Kedarnath via, Rambara. The walking distance is of 14km to reach the temple. The route is quite safe and is equipped with shelters, public conveniences, fences and shops. For those who cannot trek on legs, can avail pony, palkies, doli to reach the Kedarnath Dham.

The Architecture and Infrastructure of the Kedarnath Temple

The Kedarnath Temple is constructed in the ashlar style where the stone slabs are arrange in an interlocking style. The most interesting part about the construction is there no mortar or cement have been used. The infrastructure of the Kedarnath Temple, after the massive flood destruction, has been completely revamp.

Kedarnath Temple Timings Poojas and Rituals

The morning and evening pujas are perform throughout the day.

Morning puja time: 4 am to 7 am.

It includes Mahabhishek (Rs. 1700 per head), Rudrabhishek (Rs. 1300 per head), Laghurudrabhishek (Rs. 1100 per head), Shodasopachar Pooja (Ra. 1000 per head). You can also avail Balbhog, general morning pooja, other rituals can be attend at nominal rates.

Evening pooja time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Shiva Sahasranamam Paath is perform where all the 1008 names of Shiva is recite (Rs. 360 per head). To attend Shiva Mahimastotra Paath, the charge is same. Shiva Thandavastotra Paath which have 16 syllables per stores is recite to describe about Lord Shiva’s power and beauty (Rs. 340 per head).

Festivals Celebrated in Kedarnath

There are several festivals celebrated in Kedarnath. They are:

  • Badri-Kedar Utsav (in the month of June)
  • Shravani Annakoot Mela (a day before Raksha Bandhan)
  • Samadhi Pooja (on that day when the Kedarnath Temple closes for six months)

Tour Packages to Kedarnath

Kedarnath tour package comprises of 3 Nights and 4 Days. During the time, the following destinations, Haridwar – Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Kedarnath – Sonprayag – Rudraprayag / Srinagar – Rishikesh – Haridwar is covered.

Places to Visit in Kedarnath

During your visit to the Kedarnath Temple, you can also visit Gaurikund, Chorabari Tal, Bhairav Temple, Vasuki Tal.

Experience a divine and comfortable journey to the Kedarnath Temple by booking your Kedarnath Tour Package with Shrine Yatra now!

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prasad
prasad
3 years ago

i want to go to kedarnath 2 person

Nakul Keshri
Nakul Keshri
2 years ago

16may 2adult

Rekha pal
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When we are booked helicopter tickets for 6person

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