Kedarnath – Lord Shiva Temple

Kedarnath – Lord Shiva Temple

Kedarnath is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. It is a nagar panchayat in Rudraprayag district. Kēdārnāth Mandir (Kedarnath Temple) is a Hindu temple (shrine) dedicated to Lord Shiva (Mahadeva).

Pandavas were supposed to have pleased Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath. The temple is one of the four major sites in India’s Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas. This temple is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas. 

Kedarnath

Legend has it that the original Pandavas built the temple of Kedarnath and the present temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya, who restored the glory of the shrine in the 8th century A.D. The temple is said to be more than 1,200 years old and one among the 12 jyotirlingas in India.

It was the worst affected area during the 2013 flash floods in North India. It survived due to its sturdy construction. Striations on the wall of the temple, that could have formed when the glacier moved around the structure, further support the theory. It is believed that large amounts of water flowed down from the Chorabari lake formed by the melt of the glacier.
When you go to Kedarnath and study about the floods and what happened, you realise that the topography of it is so mammoth. And it’s a real event.

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