Kedarnath Temple

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Temple overview

Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple which is been dedicated to Lord Shiva(Mahadev). Kedarnath Temple is one of the most important Hindu deities mainly worshiped all over Uttarakhand. A major pilgrimage center in Northern India. The Temple generally located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the bank of the Mandakini river in  Kedarnath(Kedar Khand). Which is a historical name of this region, Uttarakhand in India. Due to consummate weather conditions over the temple. The temple is open only between the end of April and till November. which is Akshaya Tritiya till the Kartik Purnima – the autumn full moon. because Kedarnath Temple is situated at an altitude of 3584 meters above sea level.

Kedarnath Temple is mainly a part of Char Dams and Panch Kedar pilgrimage circle in the northern part of Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath Temple will not access directly by road and has to be reached by 18 kilometers (11 mi) uphill trek from Gaurikund(Hindu pilgrimage site).

The Name Kedarnath is named after the famous King Kedar of Satyayuga. The Kedarnath Dham is also mostly believed to be the one place where Lord Shiva exonerated. As “Pandavas” from the sin of killing their own brothers named Kauravas.

Pooja at Kedarnath Temple:

Kedarnath Temple as no such specific special family of pujaris. Named as a supervises rituals at Kedarnath pooja that, which basically focuses only around the stone lingam(shiva murthi). That rests in the inner sacrarium of the temple. The culture emulates the temple to believe in the site of Shankaracharya’s Samadhi  (beatified afterlife). The Temple management officers organize booking for special pooja. The pooja is held before the general darshan during the early morning.

The Darshanam timings in the temple are scheduled as Rawal and the management as they decide. The temple is closed from the afternoon from 3 pm to 5 pm. Till then the visitors who come before to the Kedarnath Temple around 3 pm can do Ghee abhisheka on their own but not to be exceeded after 5 pm.