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Kedarnath


Famous For One of the 12 Jyotirlings
Importance According to an epic the Pandavas wanted to pay homage to lord shiva after killing there brothers but lord was not interested to meet them as they were guilty of gotra hatya. Seeing pandavas coming he pretense himself as bull. When pandavas came to know and followed that place Shiva dived into the ground leaving behind his hump on the surface. The remaining parts of bull appeared at various places like forehead at Pashupatinath, arm at Tungnath, face at Rudranath, hair at Kalpeshwar, navel at Madmaheswar.
Dedicated To Lord Shiva
CityGuptakashi
StateUttaranchal

Location At the Bank of River Mandakini in the Rudra Himalaya Range.

Altitude 3584m

Construction Year 8 cen A.D

Costructed By Aadi Shankaracharya

Construction Type graceful architecture and exaggerated with figures of idol

Building Type Temple

Managed By Badrinath-Kedarnath Mandir Samiti

Official Website badrinath-kedarnath.org

Opening Schedule April - November

Religion Hindu

Best Time may-october

Accomodation ACCOMMODATION Dharamshalas, Ashrams, Cottages and Tourist Rest House offer a comfortable stay.

Accesibility Air: Jolly grant (Dehradun)-239 km. Rail: Railhead at Rishikesh, 221 km Railhead at Kotdwara, 250 km Gopeshwar Bus: This service is available at Rishikesh, Haridwar and Kotdwara for Gaurikund. During Yatra season, some special Yatra services are also arranged to Gaurikund.

Near By Cities Guptkashi,Gaurikund


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