by Roshan Jha
Lord Shiva's most respected temple is Kedarnath Temple in India. In the eighth century AD, Adi Shankaracharya constructed the Mandir. It is close to where the Pandavas had an earlier temple constructed. One of Lord Shiva's most well-known temples in India, Kedarnath is almost a thousand years old. Following the 2013 Kedarnath floods, the complex of the Kedarnath Temple is being restored. Helipads, helipads, and new guest homes are examples of modern facilities. There are other online booking options for Kedarnath. Kedarnath Puja bookings can be made online without the necessity for actual devotee attendance. Some pujas are available for online or in-person reservations. At the Kedarnath temple, the daily pooja rituals begin with Maha Abhishek at four in the morning and conclude at sunset.
One of Lord Shiva's holiest pilgrimages, Kedarnath is located in the Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand's Garhwal area. The most significant of the Panch Kedar, Kedarnath is one of Uttarakhand's Char Dhams. One of Lord Shiva's twelve Jyotirlingas, Kedarnath is located at an elevation of 3586 metres, surrounded by spectacular Himalayan peaks and close to the head of the Mandakini River. Lord Shiva, the destroyer and defender, also goes by the moniker Kedar, which means mighty. The serene atmosphere surrounding the temple makes for a lovely location to practise meditation.The Shiva Temple, a well-known Hindu shrine and place of pilgrimage that draws visitors from all over, is the main draw here.
According to legend, "Nara and Narayana performed severe penance before an earthen Shivalingam." Kedarnath is a well-known shrine for followers of Lord Shiva, and the temple's history dates back roughly a thousand years. According to legend, they asked Shiva to establish a permanent residence as Jyotirlingam. The Pandavas went to Kedareshwar to ask Shiva's blessings. Another myth states that Goddess Parvati worshipped Kedaeshwar in order to merge with Shiva and become Ardhanareeswarar. Bhairon is a shrine devoted to Bhaironathji, who is ritually venerated at Kedarnath shrine's opening and closure. When the temple is not open, it is thought that Bhairavnathji guards this region against evil. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, or cosmic lights, is Kedarnath.
Hindu pilgrimage site Kedarnath is situated in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand. At a height of 3584 metres, the holy town and one of the Char Dhams are situated in the Kedarnath Valley. Trek, Dandi, Kandi, or a helicopter can take you there. Road, air and train transportation to Kedarnath is convenient. From Haridwar, you can take a straight route to Kedarnath, but you can also stay there for at least one day. The Ganges River follows you the entire 240 kilometres of the trip, which is mostly on a ghat road with numerous mountains in the background. If there are more than 5–6 persons in your company, you ought to think about hiring a jeep. Make sure your car or vehicle has enough ground clearance if you decide to drive it.
Through large towns like Chandigarh (387 km), Delhi (458 km), Nagpur (1421 km), Bangalore (2484 km), or Rishikesh (189 km), Kedarnath is well linked by road. If flying is more convenient to Dehradun, you can choose to forgo the train trip to Haridwar, Kotdwar, or Dehradun.
out of New Delhi Nearly every half-hour, buses depart for Haridwar. the six-hour drive. You can also travel there by train, which will take 4-6 hours. You can travel directly to Kedarnath from Haridwar, but it's also possible to stay there for at least one day because it's situated on the Ganga. If there are more than 5–6 people in your company, you might want to consider renting a jeep. If the Jeep is quick enough, you