Famous places in Kedarnath

Famous places in Kedarnath

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Famous places in Kedarnath

Famous places in Kedarnath

Kedarnath Temple is one of the Char Dham Yatra, which is situated in the lap of Himalayan Mountains of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is a major pilgrimage center amidst the Himalayan range, where the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva is installed. This Jyotirlinga of Kedarnath temple is the most important of all the 12 Jyotirlingas, which is situated at a height of 3584 meters. It is said that a devotee who has gone to Badrinath, if he does not visit Kedarnath temple, then his journey is considered incomplete. By the way, as beautiful as the Kedarnath temple is, the places around it are equally beautiful. If you are going to visit Kedarnath temple, then we recommend that after this, do a tour of these places as well.
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Sonprayag

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Sonprayag situated at an altitude of 1829 meters is a famous site where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married. Surrounded by the abundance of nature and magnificent snow-capped peaks, it is also a place where the Mandakini River meets the Basuki River. It is believed that devotees can attain Baikunth Dham only by the touch of water. This place is located 20.4 km away from Kedarnath.

Vasuki Tal Lake

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According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Vishnu took a bath in this lake on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Hence it was named Vasuki Tal. Travelers can also enjoy the majestic view of the Chaukhamba peaks from Vasuki Tal. The scenic view around the Himalayan ranges and the serene lake compels tourists to come here. Apart from this, the areas around Vasuki Tal are best for trekking. You can reach Vasuki Tal Lake from Kedarnath by a trek of 8 kms.

Triyugi Narayan Temple

Triyugi Narayan Temple

Triyugi Narayan is the village where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married. Both of them were married in front of Lord Vishnu, so Triyuginarayan temple was built in his honor. It is believed that Lord Vishnu made all the arrangements for this marriage as Parvati’s brother, while Lord Brahma played the role as a priest. This temple is situated at a distance of 12 km from Sonprayag.

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Bhairavnath Temple

Bhairavnath Temple

Situated at a distance of 500 meters from Kedarnath Temple on the south side, Bhairavnath Temple is revered by the Hindu God Bhairav. The temple is situated on top of a hill, from where you can have spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayas and the entire Kedarnath valley below. Lord Bhairav ​​is considered to be the main Gana of Lord Shiva and this is the reason why this temple is most important. The revered deity of the temple is also known as Kshetrapal or protector of the field, he has a trident as weapon and a dog as vehicle. This temple is located at a distance of 0.8 km from Kedarnath.

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Gaurikund

Famous places in Kedarnath

Gaurikund is situated on the banks of river Mandakini and is considered as the gateway to spirituality and salvation. Situated at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level, Gaurikund Temple and Gauri Lake are the important sites for which the place is famous. Due to the Vasuki Ganga flowing below, the surrounding view is full of greenery. This quaint little village is named after a thermal spring that is no longer there after the 2013 floods, but a small stream of hot water still flows over the site where the pool used to be. Gaurikund is 6 kms from Sonprayag.

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Rudra Cave Kedarnath

Famous places in Kedarnath

Rudra Cave is an underground stone meditation cave located 1 km from Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand. It became most popular after Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditated here ahead of the 2019 general election. The cave is maintained by the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) and has accommodation for one person. This cave has a single bed, a bathroom with a geyser facility, water, heater, ceiling bell, etc. Many facilities are available. From the cave you can see the Kedarnath temple and Bhairavnath temple very well.

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