Panch Kedar Yatra marks a beginning towards the soul’s divinity wherein, the devotees of Lord Shiva visits five popular pilgrimage seats. There is also a mythological belief that the five organs of Lord Shiva’s incarnated bull body, fell in these five places. Thus, visiting all five seats of Lord Shiva enriches the soul and bestows the mind with peace and divine serenity.
The five places which are included in the Panch Kedar Yatra are Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamashwar, and Kalpeshwar.
All the temples of Panch Kedar open for 6 months only and thus can be during the months of May, June, September, and October.
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Panch Kedar Yatra begins from Rishikesh. However, pilgrims may come by air through the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun. They may also avail trains either to Haridwar, or Rishikesh. Road journeys are possible too through New Delhi- Haridwar-Rishikesh-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Pipalkoti – Helang – Kalpeshwar route.
Panch Kedar Yatra consists best Panch Kedar Tour Package of 15 nights and 16 days package. All the pilgrims are first taken to Rishikesh from Dehradun and Haridwar. The journey begins from the second day, Haridwar to Guptakshi. The third day includes Kedarnath visit and returning back to Guptakshi on fourth. The remaining days include visits to Gaundhar, Madhyamaheshwar, Ukhimath, Tungnath, Chopta, Panargupha, Rudranath, Dumuk, Kalpeshwar Mahadev, Rudraprayag.
Though all the routes include trekking and are quite difficult to reach, Shrine Yatra will always aim to ease it out for you. So book your Panch Kedar Yatra with Shrine Yatra today to avail exciting benefits.
Before you visit, know more about the Panch Kedar sites here:
One of the most popular seats of Lord Shiva in Rudraprayag Distic of Uttrakhand, which consists of the largest of all the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is believe that the hump of Lord Shiva, during His incarnation as a bull, dropped here. The idol is in the irregular shape of the lingam, with a pedestal.
Being one among the highest pilgrimages of Lord Shiva, the place already holds a lot of popularity. The temple remains snow-capped for most of the time. It is believe that Lord Shiva’s arms or, ‘bahu’ fell here.
Location: Rudraprayag, Uttrakhand
Unlike other pilgrimage seats of Lord Shiva, it is a natural rock temple, located amidst the forest. The face of Lord Shiva or ‘mukha’ is worship here as it is believe that Lord Shiva’s face fell here.
The middle part, or the ‘madhya’ part, or the navel of Lord Shiva is worship here. The water from the temple is consider to be very sacred too. It also includes steep trek routes too which increases the difficulty of the pilgrims.
This is a small stone temple and is also the most spiritual one. It is approach through a cave passage. It is believed that the matted tress, ‘jata’ of Lord Shiva, fell here.
Location: Urgam, Uttarakhand 246443
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