Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, and a part of Char Dham Yatra. The temple located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river, in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a lush green valley with meandering rivers and snow-capped peaks that provides complete harmony. The temple is situated at an altitude of 3584 meters above sea level.
Kedarnath is one of the main holiest shrines in Hinduism, which is surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains, is supposed to have been well-known when the Mahabharata story showed how the Pandavas pleaded with Lord Shiva for forgiveness for their evil karma.
- Kedarnath Temple
- Bhairavnath Temple
- Chorabari Tal (Gandhi Sarovar)
- Shankaracharya Samadhi
- Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
- The Kedar Massif
- Vasuki Tal (lake built at an altitude of 4135 meters)
Best time to visit Kedarnath
May to June and September to October are a best time for a visit to Kedarnath. the temple is only open from April to October due to the heavy snowfall rest of the year. Do not plan your travel during the harsh winter and monsoon seasons due to the weather can not be favorable, but still if you’re planning your vacation during the monsoon season then always allow some buffer days.
Kedarnath Temple will be closed for six months during the winter season due to heavy snowfall from November to April. After temple closes for the winter season, the deity of Lord Kedarnath is believed to be brought to Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath, near Guptakashi and worshipped there for six months. It is one of the Panch Kedar temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
For more information you may contact the officials Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Committee Camp Office.
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