10 Fascinating Facts About Kedarnath Temple

By: FPJ Web Desk | July 27, 2023

Kedarnath Dham is considered as Most Powerful Shiv Mandir. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and an integral part of Chota Char Dham Yatra. Kedarnath Dham is among 275 Mandirs of Paadal Petra Sthalams of Bhagwan Shiv and also considered the most important among the Panch Kedars

The Kedarnath Shivling is unique & is in the form of a Bull Hump. As per the legend, when Pandavas had recognised Lord Shiv in the bull form, he disappeared into the ground & reappeared in parts at the Panch Kedar Sthals with the hump appearing at Kedarnath

As per legend, Kedarnath Dham is believed to be more than 5000+ years old built by Pandavas. The temple was built by the Pandavas in an attempt to receive pardon from Lord Shiva after performing their penance for undertaking the Mahabharat war

Researchers have found that Kedarnath Dham temple was covered entirely in snow for almost 400 years. Despite this being completely engulfed in glacial snow, the temple survived without any harm to the temple structure

Kedarnath is Among 8 Shiv Mandirs in Bharat located in straight line, on the same longitude: 79°. Kedarnath - 79.06°, Kalahashti - 79.07°, Ekambarnatha - 79.07°, Thiruvanamalai - 79.07°, Thiruvanaikaval - 78.71°, Chidambaram - 79.69°, Rameshwaram - 79.31°, Kaleshwaram - 79.90°

The Kedarnath Dham is blessed protected by Bhagwan Shiva himself. The same was evident during the devastating 2013 unexpected Kedarnath flooding when everything around the temple was destroyed but the temple shrine remained unharmed

Devotees Hear Shiv Mantra Chants in Kedarnath Mandir Complex during evening aarti. Mantras are chanted in Kannada Language

Kedarnath Dham remains closed for Darshan for 6 months during winter. During this time, the entire region gets engulfed in snow and experiences freezing temperatures, and Main Deity is Shifted from Kedarnath Temple to Ukhimath

Baba Bhairavnath Mandir is situated south of the Kedarnath temple on the eastern hill of the lofty Himalayas. Bhairava is considered the Kshetrapal of Kedarnath Dham, who protects whole Kedar Valley during winter when Kedarnath Mandir is closed

Kedarnath Dham Trek is one of the toughest religious treks that requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek starts from Gaurikund and continues till Kedarnath covering a distance of total 22 km in the hilly terrain of the Mighty Himalayas

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