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A visit to the Kedarnath temple is an integral part of the famous Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. The yatra (pilgrimage) also includes visits to shrines like Gangotri, Yamunotri and Badrinath. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit Kedarnath temple during the pilgrimage season and the Char Dham Yatra is a major source of income for Uttarakhand's tourism industry.

One of the 12 prime jyotirlinga, Kedarnath temple is situated at an elevation of 3,583 m. Located in a Rudraprayag district, Kedarnath can be reached by a trek of 16kms from Gaurikund. The stone paved trek goes through different halting points like Junglechatti, Rambada, Lincholi and many more. Devotees can reach to Kedarnath through helicopter also but if you are a healthy person than I would suggest you to do trekking because the trek is really beautiful which goes through bridges, forest and you'll can hear and see Mandakini flowing beside you all the time.

The Kedarnath temple has a Garbha Griha for worship and a Mandap, apt for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A conical rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as Lord Shiva in his Sadashiva form. Nestled in the Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand State, the holy town of Kedarnath lies close to the Mandakini river. Legend says that when Pandavas reached here in search of lord Shiva to atone for their sins, Shiva disguised himself into a bull and hid in the herd of cattle. When Pandavas identified him, Shiva started to disappear in the ground but Bheem caught him by his tail. Impressed by their determination Shiva appeared in front of them and also forgive them. The portions of Shiva's body later appeared at other four places and became Panch Kedar. Here in Kedarnath, hump of bull appeared and is worshipped in the form of linga.

The importance of the Kedarnath Temple can be seen with the growing number of pilgrims that heads towards this holy every year. It is the beautiful structured temple that receives footfall of thousands of pilgrims every season to catch to catch different embodiments of passion i.e. love, hatred, mysticism, fear and death displayed by Lord Shiva.





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