6 Facts on Kedarnath Temple

Located at a height of 3,583 metres and 223 kilometres away from Rishikesh, Kedarnath temple is one of the popular and sacred temples in India dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is a must-visit for every Lord Shiva devotee.

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Meanwhile, here are some interesting facts about the popular temple:

1. One of the holiest Hindu shrines of Lord Shiva

Kedarnath temple is one amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas. The temple is believed to have been initially built by the Pandavas, as per Hindu legends.

2. Inside the hall of the temple

There are statues of Lord Krishna, guards of Shiva, Virabhadra, Nandi, and the five Pandava brothers inside the first hall of Kedarnath temple.

3. The temple is not open throughout the year

Kedarnath temple is closed during the winter months due to extreme weather conditions, and for the safety of visitors. The temple welcomes visitors from Akshaya Tritriya (April) to Kartik Purnima (November).

When the temple is closed, the deities (called vigrahas) are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped until it is opened again in April.

4. Not accessible by road

Kedarnath temple isn’t directly accessible by road. Visitors have to take an uphill trek of 18 kilometres from Gaurikund. If you are someone who loves adventure, trekking your way to the temple can be a fun experience for you. However, if you aren’t comfortable with the idea, you can take a pony or a manchan service.

5. 2013 flash floods

Kedarnath town, the complex of the temple, and the nearby areas were heavily damaged during the 2013 flash floods. However, there was no ‘major’ damage to the temple except for a few wall cracks.

6. A custom dating back to hundreds of years

There’s a custom in the temple that the mantras during puja of Lord Shiva are to be pronounced in Kannada language.

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