Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple situated in the Kedarnath mountain range is a major pilgrimage place where the Jyotirling of Hindu Lord Shiva is established.

Jyotirlinga of Kedarnath is situated at an elevation of 3584 m and is the most important of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Mandakini river flows from this 8th century temple established by Adi Shankaracharya. This temple is situated next to an old temple which Pandavas had built.

Pictures of various Hindu deities can be seen on the inner walls of prayer hall. According to mythology, the idol of Lord Shiva is located in the form of a protector outside the temple. The temple, which is more than 1000 years old, is built on a quadrangular stage by cutting the heavy stones and mixing the same platelets. There is a sanctum in the temple where Lord is worshiped.

Within a temple premises there is a temple where various religious ceremonies are organized. According to folklore, after the war of Kurukshetra, Pandavas had come to this temple for the atonement of their sins.

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