Kedarnath temple is one of the most revered Hindu idols Lord Shiva. It was built originally by the Pandavas but was rebuilt in the 8th Century A.D. by Guru Shankaracharya. Inside walls, the Kedarnath temple is decorated with scenes and deities from mythology. The most popular pilgrimage for Lord Shiva devotees is to Kedarnath Jyotirlingas Temple. Near Mandakini river is Kedarnath Temple. So, Every year thousands of people visit the place to Darshan Lord Shiva Jyotirlinga. It is easy to get there by horse or helicopter. You can also walk the 18 km to Gauri Kund if you’re fit.
This monument, which features a huge statue of Nandi Bull standing as a guard outside the temple Kedarnath doors, is dedicated to one 12 Jyotirlinga in India for Lord Shiva. It is a beautiful structure. Kedarnath Jyotirlingas Temple dates back more than a thousand years. The Kedarnath Temple was built with heavy, large, gray blocks of stone. This Temple is a reminder of how it was built in its earlier days. The Kedarnath Temple houses jyotirlinga, which is one of the 12 most unique places in the world between the temple and Lord Shiva.
Pooja Performed at Kedarnath Temple:
Raval, also known as the Kedarnath Temple representative, is part of the Veerashaiva Karnataka community. Rawal provides instructions to pujaris on how to perform pujas or rituals at Kedarnath Temple. So, Online pujas for Lord Shiva devotees are possible at Kedarnath Temple. You can perform pujas in the temple online, but you don’t have to be there physically. Therefore, You must be present at the temple for other pujas. History has also confirmed that Guru Shankaracharya took samadhi in Kedarnath Temple, apart from Lord Shiva.
Pujas Time Table at Kedarnath Temple:
Everyday pujas at Kedarnath Temple begin at 4:00 in the morning with Maha Abhishek, also known as Jyotirlinga. It will end at 7:00 with an evening prayer called Shyan aarti. The Kedarnath Temple is open for visitors at 6:00 AM. Hence, It closes with an evening prayer called shyan aarti. Between 3:00 and 5:00, there is a 2-hour break.
Kedarnath Temple Closing and Opening Timings:
Rawal and the other members of the committee decide the darshan times of Kedarnath Temple. A 2-hour break is allowed between 3:00 and 5:00 in a given day. You must plan your visit to the temple before 3:00 PM. This is because Lord Shiva (Jyotirlinga), who you are allowed to touch, and Abhishek. However, after a 2-hour break at 5:00 PM you are not allowed to touch or do Abhishek.
Therefore, the Management of the Kedarnath Temple that protects Lord Shiva’s Jyotirlinga is only open from April to November. So, Due to heavy snowfall, the Kedarnath Temple will be closed for the remainder of the month.
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There’s a lot to see near Kedarnath. –
- Gandhi Sarovar
- Son Prayag
- Narayan Temple
- Vasuki Tal
- Shankaracharya Samadhi
Delhi to Rishikesh 231km
- Rishikesh – Devaprayag, 74 km
- Devprayag Srinagar 35km
- Srinagar to Rudraprayag 33.3 km
- Rudraprayag to Tilwara 9km
- Tilwara to Agastamuni 10km
- Agastamuni to Kund 15, km
- Kund to Guptkashi 5km
- Guptkashi to Phata 11km- Phata to Rampur 9km
- Rampur to SonPrayag 3km
- SonPrayag to Gaurikund 5km
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