Places to See
Badrinath TempleBadarinath Dham is considered as one of the most sacred centres of pilgrimage situated in the lofty Himalayan heights in the Garhwal hill tracks (Uttarakhand). Situated at the height of 3133 m (10248 feet) above sea level. The route to Badarinath is one of the most fascinating one due to the lofty hilly terrain, curves and cliffs amidst the most scenically beautiful place on the earth.

Gaurikund :
Gauri Kund is an important Hindu pilgrimage site on the way to Kedarnath Dham, which is another 14 kilometers uphill from there. It is situated at an altitude of more than 6000 feet in the Garhwal Himalayas. Gaurikund also has a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati Devi, the Gauri Devi Temple. This is the place where Goddess Parvati Devi meditated to attain Lord Shiva. From Gaurikund Chardham yatra need to trek 14 km to reach Kedarnath Temple. The most Superior time to visit the place is fall in between the month of May to October. Kedarnath is one of the most sacred sites in Hinduism and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake :
Vasuki Tal, 8Km from Kedarnath temple, in Rudraprayag district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand in India is the enchanting lake where lord Vishnu is believed to have bathed in ancient times. Crystal clear water penetrating through the bottom of the lake reveling the rectangular rock stacks is amazing view in Vasuki tal. Visitors get astonished whether those rocks were arranged by someone sometimes – may be in ancient times for lord Vishnu to take bath comfortably?Songanga, the tributary of Mandakini, originating from Vasuki tal is a catchy view.

Shankaracharya Samadhi :
As per Shankara Digvijayam, Shankara chose Kedar Dham for Shiv leen. Lord Shiva descended at Kedar to escort Shankara to Shiva’s abode Kailash. Kedarnath temple stood as testimony to this last sojourn of Shankar to merge in Shiv. Few years back by Shankaracharya of Dwarka and Jyothir Peeth Shri Swaroopanand Maharaj Ji along with the Kedarnath temple, there was also a Sri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi behind it, which was rebuilt a few years back and had statues of Adi Shankaracharya and a spathik linga. The entire structure of Samadhi, Statue of Shankaracharya and spathik ling which was rebuilt recently by Shankaracharya of Dwarka and Jyothir Peeth was called as Shankara Samadhi behind Kedar Temple. There are three belief on Shankaras disappearance. Kanchi Kama Koti Peetam has Shankar Samadhi next to Kamakshi temple in Kanchipuram. It is believed here that the Samadhi is in the form to worship the Adi Guru, as Shankara had merged with the Mother Kamakshi. Few in Kerala believe that Shanara believed to have taken Samdhi close to his birth place in Trissure. Four main mathas established by Shankara namely Sringeri Peetha, Gowardhan Puri peetha , Dwaraka and Jyotir Math peetha believe that Shankara had merged with Shiva at Kedar.

Bhairavnath Temple :
Situated with in the near vicinity of the main temple complex, Bhairav Nath Temple holds much religious significance. It is believed that, when the Kedarnath temple remains closed during winter due to heavy snow fall, the deity in Bhairavnath temple guards the main temple complex. It upholds a beautiful legend, which reveals the deity’s close association with Vaishno Devi. The legend says that this guardian deity of the Kedarnath temple is blessed with Vaishno Devi and whoever visits her holy abode will also pay their respect to Bairavnath. So the popular belief is that a visit to Vaishno Devi would remain incomplete with out the darshan of Bhairavnath temple at Kedarnath.

Char Dham Travel Guide

Badrinath Temple
History & Significance
Geographical Facts
Badrinath Temperature
Places to See
Distance to Badrinath
How to Reach ?
Puja in Badrinath
Badrinath Photos
Badrinath Helicopter Packages
Kedarnath Temple
History & Significance
Geographical Facts
Kedarnath Temperature
Places to See
Distance to Kedarnath
How to Reach ?
Puja in Kedarnath
Kedarnath Photos
Kedarnath Helicopter Packages
Gangotri Temple
History & Significance
Geographical Facts
Gangotri Temperature
Places to See
Distance to Gangotri
How to Reach ?
Gangotri Photos
Gangotri Helicopter Packages
Yamunotri Temple
History & Significance
Geographical Facts
Yamunotri Temperature
Places to See
Distance to Yamunotri
How to Reach
Puja in Yamunotri
Yamunotri Photos
Yamunotri Helicopter Packages
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