Uttarakhand, otherwise called the Devbhumi (place that is known for Gods), is really a standout amongst the most grand parts of the earth. One of the stories of its rich past identifies with an arrangement of five Shiva temples known as Panch Kedar, which incorporates – Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar. These holy destinations of Lord Shiva are situated in the Garhwal area of Uttarakhand. The tale of their inception is for the most part followed to the Pandavas (from the Hindu epic Mahabharata). Each of the temples is put on the most quiet and unruffled parts of the Indian Himalayas. No immediate motorable street goes straight to the temples. Each temple requires some measure of trekking with shifting levels of trouble. Undertaking Panch Kedar Yatra will take you on a long radiant excursion to recall for an eternal time.
Situated at a stature of 3,584 meters, Kedarnath temple is set in an awesome foundation of snow-clad pinnacles and woods. It is in Rudraprayag area of Uttarakhand and involves an unmistakable position among the Panch Kedar temples. The temple houses a cone shaped molded Shiva lingam which is thought to be the protuberance of Shiva. Introduce temple, worked with dim stone slaps, is said to be set up by Adi Shankaracharya in eighth/ninth century A.D. Closest motorable street towards Kedarnath is Gaurikund. After which a trekked way of 14 km is taken to achieve the altar. The trek, however, predominantly steep, takes one through superb scenes, keeping the spirits of pioneers taking off consistently.
At a stature of 3,680 meters lies the most elevated temple of Shiva on the planet. In the Rudraprayag locale of Uttarakhand, Tungnath can be come to by enjoying 4 km (approx.) trek from Chopta. It is here that Shiva’s arms have said to show up. A direct trek, strolling on the cleared way towards Tungnath will give vistas of marvelous pinnacles, for example, Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Chowkhamba and Neelkanth. Exquisite knolls and delightful blooms of rhododendron will welcome you at consistent interims.
It is where Shiva’s face came up the ground. A characteristic shake temple, arranged at the tallness of 2,286 meters in the midst of elevated glades and thick woodlands of rhododendrons, is the place Shiva is adored as ‘Neelkanth Mahadev’. Numerous sacrosanct kunds (pools, for example, Surya Kund, Chandra Kund, Tara Kund and Mana Kund exists around the temple. Awesome pinnacles of Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti and Trishul shape a stunning setting. The trek included is viewed as harder to reach when contrasted with other Panch Kedar temples. The greater part of the treks prompting Rudranath begin from different focuses in Gopeshwar (in Chamoli area) and can extend up to 20 km.
At the stature of around 3,289 meters, Madhyamaheswar is where, it is trusted, the center or navel part of Shiva developed. The temple lies in a lovely green valley in the Mansoona town of Garhwal Himalayas and is encompassed by astounding snow-shrouded pinnacles of Kedarnath, Chaukhamba and Neelkantha.
In the Kalpeshwar temple, Lord Shiva’s hairs (jatas) showed up, according to the legend. In view of the long and tangled locks of Shiva, he is likewise called Jatadhari or Jateshwar. The temple of Kalpeshwar is situated in the peaceful and grand Urgam valley in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand, at a height of 2,200 meters.