Why You Should go Kedarnath ?
Kedarnath , the divine abode of Lord Shiva is considered as one of the holiest destinations of Hindu Pilgrimage. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is located in the lap of Himalayas at an astonishing altitude of 3584 meters above sea level near the Mandakini river It is the most remote of the 4 Char Dham sites and is flanked by breathtaking snow clad peaks of Garhwal range.
It is said that the temple came in existence when the Pandavas came in search of Lord Shiva to atone their sins. But Lord Shiva avoided them and stopped here in the form of a bull. It is said that the stone like structure that is worshipped there is the hump of the bull. The arms of the bull appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhyamaheshwar and his hair locks with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the 4 above mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar. Although it sounds like the trip to Kedarnath is spiritual and is for elderly people, the trip is full of adventure. Worshipping before the Lord is never old school and Kedarnath Yatra will clear your mind and soul inside out and in turn will turn you into a pure hearted individual once again.
This itinerary presented to you by Oddessemania is fully loaded with a lot of fun, spirituality, thrills and chill. This yatra to Kedarnath starts from a journey at night from Delhi to Rishikesh. You get to worship and take a dip in holy Ganga at Haridwar. When you reach Rishikesh you can go for river rafting which is one the best thrilling activity which is worth the fun. Your next pit stop will be Sonprayag that you will reach after passing through holy Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Next day after arriving at Gaurikund, the actual trek of 18 km starts to Kedarnath temple.
The beauty of the Himalayas surrounded by glaciers and waterfalls is truly breathtaking. The evening “aarti” will cleanse your heart and fill it with positivity. After worshipping Lord Shiva you will come back to Sonprayag the next day. You will head out to the beautiful Chopta which is surrounded by pine trees of the alpine forests, deodar and rhododendron. The next morning awaits for a trek to the world’s highest Shiva temple, Tungnath. You can alos go for Chandrasila if you wish to. There is unmatchable beauty of the majestic Himalayas surrounding these places. It is an unforgettable and amazing trip that you will always be grateful for which will remain close to your heart.