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Set amidst the stunning mountains cape of the Gharwal Hills, Kedarnath at the head of the Mandakini river, is a very holy pilgrimage. It is located at the height of 11,742 feet(3580 m), is a famous pilgrim site for Lord Shiva devotees. According to the legend, Lord Shiva wished to elude the Pandavas and took refuge in Kedarnath. The lingam at kedarnath, unlike it's usual form is pyramidal and is regarded as one of the 12 Jyotilingas. The shrine is closed on the first day of Kartik (Oct-Nov) and reopened in Vaishakh (Apr-May). During 9 months of closure the shrine is submerged in snow and worship is performed at Ukhimath.

KEDARNATH: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range.  At an altitude of 3,581 mt. it is a 14 km trek from Gaurikund. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer.  Shiva the considered the embodiment of all passions-love, hatred, fear, death and mysticism which are expressed through his various forms. There are more than 200 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in Chamoli district itself, the most important one is Kedarnath.  According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption.  He eluded them repeatedly and while feeling took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he divided into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface.  The remaining  portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Gunganath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar.  Kedarnath and the four above mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.

General Information:
Months            Max. Temp          Min. Temp.
May                  14 Deg. C            5.7 Deg. C
June                 18 Deg .C            9 Deg. C

Clothing        :  Light woolen (May to September)
Languages    :  Hindi, Garhwali and English.

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