Panch Kedar Yatra

Panch Kedar Yatra






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Panch Kedar ( Sanskrit Pnyckedaar) is a reference to the five Hindu temples, or holy places of the Shivaite sect that are dedicated to the god Shiva. They are situated inside the Garhwal Himalayan region in Uttarakhand, India. They are the focus of numerous stories that relate their existence in the form of Pandavas who were the main characters from Mahabharata. Hindu epic Mahabharata.

The five temples that are part of an order of strict pecking that must be observed for the purpose of pilgrimage religious purposes are: the Kedarnath Temple (Sanskrit: kedaarnaath) situated at an elevation of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) and the Tungnath Temple (tunggnaath)(3,680 meters or 12,070 feet) as well as The Rudranath temple (rudrnaath) (3,559 1167 feet) and The Madhyamaheshwar Temple (mdhymheshvr) or Madmaheshwar (3,490 m or 11,450 feet) as well as the Kalpeshwar Temple (klpeshvr) (2,200 m or 7,200 feet). Kedarnath Temple Kedarnath Temple is considered to be the principal one that is one of the 4 Chota Char Dhams (literally “the four small abodes or seats’) or pilgrimage centers of the Garhwal Himalayas. The other three dhams include three dhams: Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. Kedarnath is also among the 12 Jyotirlingas.

It is believed that the Garhwal area is known as the Kedar-Khanda in honor of Kedar -the name used locally for Shiva. The region is rich in symbols and anemic forms of the Shaiva section of Shiva which is much more extensive then it does the Vaishnava sect. The western region of this region , in particular, which is comprised of the majority of Chamoli district, is known by the name of Kedar-Kshetra also known as Kedar mandala, includes within its boundaries all of the five temples of Panch Kedar. Panch Kedar.

History of Panch Kedar Yatra

It is believed there is a possibility that Panch Kedar Yatra (pilgrimage) could be directly connected with the Gorakhnath Sampradaya (recognized as a pilgrimage tradition) in Nepal. To prove this of this, it is claimed that the conclusion of the pilgrimage took place at the Pashupatinath shrine located in Nepal which is in the temple where Shiva’s head was worshipped and not Kedarnath at which the temple’s hump was worshipped. Another reason to believe in this context is that the symbol that is that is used in the Kedarnath the temple’s dome was similar to the one depicted within the Pashupathinath temple dome in Kathmandu.

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Panch Kedar Dham Legend

In the many temples dedicated to Lord Shiva the group of five shrines dedicated to Shiva has been the most respected. They are called Panch Kedar. According to Mahabharata the story goes that when Pandavas were looking for Lord Shiva He turned into a bull in order to keep away from detection. But the moment Bheema attempted at capturing the animal it vanished and then returned in body parts at five places. It is now called Panch Kedar.

The hump returned at Kedarnath The arms were seen in Tungnath and the navel was seen in Madhyamaheshwar and the face showed up at Rudranath with the hair and head appeared in Kalpeshwar. The Pandavs built temples in these five locations to worship Shiva.

Many worshippers of Lord Shiva participate in the Panch Kedar Yatras to all five Shiva temples listed above. Kedarnath Temple is element of the Chota Char Dham circuit. Panch Kedar trekking is well-liked by younger individuals who love the excitement of hiking to holy sites that are perched high in the mountains.

Best Time to Visit Panch Kedar

The best times to visit Panch Kedar Yatra are between May through October. All temples in Panch Kedar open only for six months, usually between the end of April and October of each year. In winter, the temples are closed because of snow and rain. Winter is when the holy sacred symbol that of God Shiva at Kedarnath is a place of worship at the Omkareshwar temple in Ukhimath which is the main idol of Tungnath is dedicated at Mokumath and the Rudranath symbol is taken to Gopeshwar and the Madhyamaheshwar symbol idol is revered at Ukhimath. The only exception is that Kalpeshwar is open all season.