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Kedarnath temple in the district of Rudraprayag in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is one of the most celebrated and sacred Dhams of the holy Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand. Set against the backdrop of the panoramic views of the Kedarnath dome and against the bank of the holy Mandakini River this highest Jyotirlinga in the world has a very ancient historical account and represents the peak of Hindu culture. The presiding deity here of Lord Shiva is worshipped as the king of Kedar region or Kedarnath. The temple is only reachable after covering a challenging journey of 16 kms which is surrounded by the pristine and untouched naturally scenic beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas.
This temple has seen a very vibrant and happening historical and mythological account with its mention being found in various historical books and texts as well:
Located on an elevation of 3,583 metres above sea level and approachable through the holy twin towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh, this temple has a lot of rich history and mythology related to it. 2 of the most prominent accounts mentioned in the holy books:
The temple of Kedarnath was buried under snow during as mini ice age that had encapsulated the entire district of Rudraprayag. However nature did not win in this case and the entire temple structure survived this rough period of 400 years and it now stands strong as ever. Adi Shankaracharya made his way to Kedarnath from Kerala during the 7th and 8th century and re- established this pilgrimage with an aim of re igniting the feeling of Hinduism and devotion to one’s lord, culture and traditions. This later on proved to be one of the most successful venture among the Hindu community.
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