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Important facts about Kedarnath Temple
One of the holiest journeys of the Hindus, Kedarnath Temple JyotirLinga is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Rudra Himalaya Range at a stature of 12000 feet on a mountain named Kedar. Close Kedarnath is the wellspring of the stream Mandakini that joins Alakananda at Rudraprayag. This place is around 150 miles far from Hardwar and 132 miles north of Rishikesh and can be reached by foot. It is supposed that the sanctuary of Kedarnath was built by the Pandavas. At the passage of the sanctuary is the statue of Nandi, the awesome bull of Shiva. Dividers inside the sanctuary are wonderfully cut with pictures. The worshipped Shiva Lingam housed in the sanctuary is in the abnormal pyramidal shape.
Legend goes that Nara and Narayana – two incarnations of Vishnu performed extreme retribution in Badrikashraya of Bharat Khand, before a Shiva Lingam formed out of the earth. Satisfied with their dedication, Lord Shiva showed up before them and said that they may request an aid. Nar and Narayan asked for Shiva to take up a lasting dwelling place, a JyotirLingam at Kedarnath with the goal that all individuals who venerate Shiva should be liberated from their torments.
Importance of Kedarnath Temple
Located in the grand Himalayas, Kedarnath Temple is outstanding amongst other known Shivasthalams in India and is thought to be a standout amongst the most hallowed journey focuses on the nation. It is trusted that by appealing to Kedareshwar, one can get every one of his wants satisfied. The significance of the hallowed place can be additionally comprehended from the convictions that Upamanyu implored Lord Shiva in this place in Satayuga while in Dwapar, the Pandavas adored Lord Shiva here. Indeed, even the otherworldly pioneer Adi Sankaracharya is nearly connected with Kedarnath.
How to reach Kedarnath Temple
Haridwar is thought to be the door to paradise, the enchantment city or Mayapur. In front of Haridwar, there are blessed spots like Rishikesh, Devprayag, Sonprayag and Triyugi Narayan, Gaurikund. To Kedarnath, one needs to go through these spots. Some piece of the voyage is motorable and the rest must be strolled upon. This mostly through the Himalaya is extremely troublesome. Be that as it may, aficionados experience this with devotion and assurance. They conquer every one of the challenges with diligence.
When to visit
This JyotirLinga can be gone for six months in a year. From the long stretch of Vaisakha to Ashwin (Ashwiyaja) is the time when explorers can make the voyage to this. Whatever is left of the year it is excessively cool and the Himalayas are shrouded in snow. In this manner, the Kedarnath sanctuary stays shut for pioneers.
Amid the long stretch of Karthik, because of the snowfall, the Sri Kedareshwar icon is brought out of the sanctuary in the wake of the glow of ghee light, “Nanda Deepa“. At that point the sanctuary is shut for the winter. From the period of Karthik to Chaitra Sri Kedareshwar’s dwelling place moved to the Urvi Math, which is in the valley. In the long stretch of Vaishakh, when the sanctuary entryways are opened the light “Nanda Deepa” still continues consuming. Individuals come to see this wonderful light and the Shiva lovers view themselves as favored.