Kedarnath Temple is also one of the four Dham and Panch Kedars, joining twelve Jyotirlingas in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains in Uttarakhand. … It is said about this temple made of stones from Katyuri style that this temple was built by Janmejaya of Pandava dynasty.
Kedarnath Temple About
Kedarnath Parvataraja is located on a ring called Kedar in the Himalayas. Kedarnath Dham and temple are surrounded by mountains on three sides. On one side is about 22 thousand feet high Kedarnath, on the other side is 21 thousand 600 feet high Bhartkund and on the third side is 22 thousand 700 feet high Bharatkund. There is not only three mountains but also a confluence of five rivers here – Mandakini, Madhuganga, Kshirganga, Saraswati and Swarnagouri.
Kedarnath Temple location
Some of these rivers are considered imaginary. Mandakini is clearly visible in this area. Heavy snow in winter and tremendous water in rain here.
But Alaknanda’s subsidiary Mandakini is still present today. On the side of this is Kedareshwar Dham. There is heavy snow in winter and tremendous water in rain. Being situated at an elevation of 3584 meters above sea level, it is the most difficult to reach here.
Worship of shree kedarnath temple
Temple worship is considered to be one of the Shree Kedarnath Dwadash Jyotirligas. In the morning, Shiva-Pind is bathed naturally and ghee is applied on it. After that the aarti is lit by lighting incense and lamps. At this time, Yatra-gana can enter the temple and worship, but in the evening, the Lord is done.
They are decorated in a variety of enthralling ways. Devotees can only see it from a distance. The priests of Kedarnath are the only movable Brahmins of Mysore. Shankar is worshiped in Shri Kedarnath in the form of a bull’s back. It is believed that when Lord Shankar went into the form of a bull, the part above his torso appeared in Kathmandu.
temple of Pashupatinath
Now there is a temple of Pashupatinath. The arms of Shiva appeared in Tungnath, in the mouth Rudranath, in the navel Madamsadeshwara and in the Jata Kalpeshwar. Therefore, Shri Kedarnath with these four places is called Panchkedar. There are magnificent temples of Shiva.
Will Kedarnath temple survive in future…
Prediction of Puranas: According to the prophecy of Puranas, the pilgrimages of this entire region will disappear. It is believed that on the day when the Nar and Narayan mountains merge, the road to Badrinath will be completely closed. Devotees will not be able to see Badrinath. The natural disaster in Uttarakhand indicates this.According to the Puranas, in the coming years, the present Badrinath Dham and Kedareshwar Dham will disappear and after years, a new pilgrimage named Bhavishbadri will emerge.