Travelling is all about pilgrim, places and people and if you are an eager traveler with a holistic mind, going on a holy yatra will be one of the most pious things to do in one's lifetime. God is everywhere around you but at times it is very important for a human being to cover distances and follow his footprints. It is very significant for an individual to plan a pilgrimage to numerous shrines as it instills the very person with peace, purity and the real purpose of living life.
Yatras are the best to avail as they play a very significant role in your well being. Travelling miles for the purpose of prayers is the purest thing a person can do in one's life. Panch Kedar Yatra is one such yatra that you should not miss to avail. We at Ganga Valley Adventure offer the avid travelers and the eager pilgrims with this yatra which takes them on a tour to the five Kedar valleys that lie between the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. It is a Yatra which will free you off all the worldly shackles and will instill in you the very essence of purity.
The legend states that sage Vyas Rishi advised the Pandavas that since they were culpable of slaying their own relatives during the Mahabharata war, their act could be pardoned only by Lord Shiva. Consequently, the Pandavas went in search of Shiva who was avoiding them since he was convinced of the guilt of Pandavas. In order to keep away from them, Shiva took the form of a bull and went into hiding in an underground safe haven at Guptakashi, where Pandavas chased him. But later Shiva’s body in the form of bull’s body parts rematerialized at five different locations that represent the "Panch Kedar" where Pandavas built temples of Lord Shiva at each location, to worship and venerate, seeking his pardon and blessings. Each one is identified with a part of his body
Hump of Shiva seen here. Holiest of the Shiva's shrines and one of the most popular places of pilgrim among the thousands of devotees that throng this place. It is believed that the people who die at this very place become the Shiva's mate for ever. The temple of Kedarnath is located at a height of 3,581 mts which stands at the head of the Mandakini river with the lofty Kedarnath peak keeping vigil above it. This temple is dedicated to Sadasiva or the invisible form of Shiva and is represented by a natural rock formation.
Navel and stomach found at this place thus naval part of the Lord Shiva is worshipped at this temple. Madmaheshar is located in the Mansoona village of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Attitude is 3,497 m (11,473.1 ft).
The Tunganath means : Lord of the peaks.It is situated in between the Mandakini and Alaknanda river valleys.Tungnath is the wold's highest temple of Lord Shiva located in Rudraprayag district, Uttrakhand, India. It is located at the attitude of 3,460 meter (11,352 ft)
Tungnath is identified as the place where the hands of the bull were seen and now are are worshipped.
Head of Shiva found at this place. Rudranath is a Hindu Temple of Shiva located in Garhwal mountains in Uttarakhand. It is located at the height of 3,600 meteres (11,800 ft). It is the third temple to be visited in Panch Kedar.
Hair of Lord Shiva were seen here in reference to the above statement. It is located in the Urgam valley in the Garhwal reion of Uttarakhand in India. Its attitude is 2,200 meteres (7,217.8 ft).Other nearby temples are Boodha Kedar Temple and Dhyan Badri Temple.
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