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According to Hindu religion, it is necessary to visit Chardham. This journey has spiritual significance. The person in whose mind the flame of religion is burning must definitely go here. Visiting Kedarnath Dham along with Gangotri, Yamunotri and Badrinath in Uttarakhand is considered essential in Chardham Yatra.
Kedarnath Dham Yatra:
Kedarnath Dham is one of the12 Jyotirlingas. Kedarnath is situated on the mountain called Kedar of the Himalayas. Kedar Dham temple is surrounded by mountains on three sides. It is believed that by traveling here one attains salvation.
Every year lakhs of devotees gather to visit Kedarnath Dham.Kedarnath Templeis a major pilgrimage center located in the Himalayan mountain ranges, where the Jyotirlinga ofLord Shivais established at a height of 3584 meters above sea level.
Who built Kedarnath Temple:
It is said that earlier this temple was built by the Pandavas during the Mahabharata period. Later in the eighth century, Adiguru Shankaracharya established Kedarnath Dham.
Which river flows near Kedarnath temple?
The Mandakini river flows near the temple. There are images of Hindu deities on the inner walls of the prayer hall of the temple. The Shivling established in the sanctum sanctorum is worshiped inside the temple.
According to folk tales, after the Mahabharata war, Pandavas came here to atone for their sins.
Kedarnath Dham Yatra is of high mountains, so you have to keep clothes according to the cold with you. Passengers should carry at least two pairs of sweater, jacket, inner, cap-muffler etc. with them. It would be good to have gloves for small children. It often rains in the afternoon in the mountains, so it is important to have a raincoat. It would be better if you keep a kit of medicines with you. According to children and elders, keep medicines for fever, headache, vomiting, loose motion etc.
How To Reach Kedarnath Mandir:
To reach Kedarnath Dham, a journey of about 250 km from Haridwar to Gaurikund can be covered by bus.
Then the journey of 14 km from Gauri Kund to Kedarnath has to be covered on foot.
Helicopter service is also provided from Gaurikund to Kedarnath Dham(Kedarnath mandir) .
You can also reach Haridwar via train(kedarnath from delhi). At the same time, one can reach Dehradun through air travel. After that, you will have to reach Gaurikund by road again. Then the journey of 14 km from Gauri Kund to Kedarnath has to be covered on foot.