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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Kedarnath Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva


Kedarnath Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, located atop the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand





Kedarnath Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located atop the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only from the end of April to Kartik Purnima (the autumn full moon). During the winters, the murtis (idols) from Kedarnath temple are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months. In this region Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarnath, the 'Lord of Kedar Khand', the historical name of the region. This temple is a Paadal Petra Sthalam (the 275 Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent), praised by the Tamil Nayanars saints in the 6th-9th century CE.


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