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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

Kedarnath Temple The present temple, built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated...

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Madmaheshwar Temple Madhyamaheshwar (Madmaheshwar) is a Lord Shiva temple, is part of famous Panch Kedar. The temple is located at an altitude of 3497 mts and is the fourth temple to be visited in the...


Rudranath Temple Rudranath is located at an 2286 mts in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand. Rudranath is the toughest Panch Kedar temple to reach. It is the third temple to be visited in the Panch Kedar...


Kalpeshwar Temple Kalpeshwar temple is located at an height of 2200 mts, dedicated to Lord Shiva in the picturesque Urgam valley in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state in India. It is a part of...


Tungnath Temple The Tungnath temple is located at an altitude of about 3680 m above sea level, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the highest Shiva Shrine among the Panch Kedar, 3...

Legend and Mythology of Panch Kedar

Legend and Mythology of Panch Kedar The term Kedar itself means a natural rock formation or a glacial moraine. The most famous legend about Panch Kedar relates to the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu...

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When to Go to Panch Kedar All the temples of Panch Kedar opens for 6 months, generally from April to October each year. Best Time to Visit Panch Kedars: The best months for Panch Kedar...

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