Char Dham Yatra 2017
Char Dham Yatra 2017

Panch Kedar Guide

Panch Kedar refers to five Hindu temples of Lord Shiva or holy places of the Shaivites. Panch Kedar is one the most difficult pilgrimage tour in India, as all the Kedars are reached by trekking, with few lodges and eating places. The five Kedar lies in the valleys between the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.

The pilgrimage Panch Kedar yatra covering all five temples over a 170 km route (road cum trek length) starting from Rishikesh in the order of: Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheswar and Kalpeshwar.

The five shrines of Pand Kedar are:

  • Kedarnath: The Kedarnath temple at an altitude of 3,583 m (11,755 ft). The temple is not directly accessible by road and has to be reached by a 14 km uphill trek from Gaurikund . The temple is believed to have been built by Adi Sankaracharya and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva.
  • Tungnath: Tungnath is highest Hindu pilgrim temple in the world and one of the pach kedar.Tungnath situated in the height 3680 mts of above sea level. In last five years Tungnath attracted more pilgrims and getting popular day by day, due to the scenic beauty of Chopta and Chandrashila.
  • Rudranath: The Rudranath temple is located at an altitude of 2286 mts. Lord shiva face worshiping at Rudranath, the face of lord Shiva looks like angry at here. and it is strongly believed that in the morning time lord shiva face looks like a small child, in the afternoon the face of lord Shiva looks like a young man but in the evening time the face of lord Shiva looks like a old man.
  • Madhmaheshwar: Located at base of Chaukhamba peak, at an altitude of 3,289 meters, Shiva is worshipped at Madhya maheshwar in the form of navel - shaped lingum. So sanctified is the water here that even a few drops are considered sufficient for absolution. This is the only temple out of five temple(panch kedar) which can be visited 12 month of year.
  • Kalpeshwar: The Kalpeshwar temple is situated in the beautiful valley of Urgam, here Shiva is worshipped in his matted Jata. A favorite spots for sages who come here to meditate, following the precedent of Arghya who performed austerities and created the celebrated nymph, Urvashi, here, and the irascible Durvasha who meditated under the wish fulfilling tree, Kalpavriksha, Pilgrims pray at the small rock temple at a height of 2,134 mts. before the matted tresses of Shiva enshrined in rock in the sanctum sanctorum.
Kedarnath Temple

Outside the temple door, a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the exquisitely architectured Kedarnath temple is considered... more »

Panch Kedar Yatra 2017 Tour Package
Duration:   15 Nights
Price:   On Request Onwards

  Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Rudraprayag - Kedarnath - Guptkashi - Gaundhar - Madhmaheshwar - Ukhimath - Tungmath - Chopta - Panargupha... more »

Madhmaheshwar

  Madhya Maheshwar temple is located in the Mansuna village of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. The middle (madhya) or belly part or navel (nabhi)... more »

Rudranath

  There are numerous sacred water tanks near the temple. These include Surya-kund, Chandra-kund, Tara-kund, Mana-Kund etc. Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti are the... more »

Kalpeshwar

  Kalpeshwar History and Legend Kalpeshwar temple legend linked to the Pandavas, heroes of epic Mahabharata eminence is the fifth temple of the Panch Kedars... more »

Tungnath

  Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples located in the... more »

Legend and Mythology of Panch Kedar

  But, Shiva assumed the form of a Nandi and hid in the Garhwal region to avoid Pandavas as he was deeply hurted by Mahabharata... more »

Best Time for Panch Kedar Tour

  Panch Kedars during winters During winters the temples are inaccessible due to heavy snowfall, the sanctified symbolic Shiva idol of Kedarnath is worshipped at... more »