• The kapat of Shri Badrinath Temple has been opened on 6th May 2017 & Shri Kedarnath Temple has been opened on 3rd May 2017.

Temples Attached to Shri Kedarnath Temple

(These temples are as ancient as the main BADARI-KEDAR temples and have their religious significance.)

1. Udak Kund, Kedarnath :
This kund is situated at the south most part of Shri Kedarnath Temple. All the Bathing water of Lord Kedarnath collects at this kund. The devotees receive this water as charanamrit.

2. Devsthals at the parikrama of Kedarnath Temple :
a) The temples : The temples of Maa Parvati, Ishaneshwar, Ganeshji, Nandishwar are situated at the Parikrama site of Kedarnath temple.
b) Hansa Kund : This kund is important for Pind Daan and Tarpan. The devotees perform Pind Daan here.
c) Retas Kund : Bubbles appear when a devotee shouts Har-Har Mahadev at this Kund.
d) Shankaracharya Samadhi : The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred dhams in India, Shankaracharya went into his samadhi here at an early age of 32 years.
e) Bhairavnath : Is situated at ½ km distance from Kedarnath Temple in a mountain. Bhairav is the main Gana of Lord Shiva. The first Rawal of Kedarnath Sh. Bhikund established the Idol of Bhairavnath in 3001 B.C. Bhairavnath is also known as Kshetrapal (Guard) of this region.

3. Shri Vishwanath Temple, Guptkashi :
A huge temple of Lord Vishwanath is situated at Guptkashi. Guptkashi is known to be a place of hiding of Lord Shiva during the period when Shiva was unwilling to grant darshans to five Pandavas, who wanted emancipation from the curse of killing their own kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharat.

4. Devsthalas situated Parikrama, Guptkashi :
a) Shri Ganeshji : It is situated at the entrance of the temple parikrama. According to Hindu mythology it is essential for a devotee to visit Ganesh temple before visiting Vishwanath templeparikrama. According to Hindu mythology it is essential for a devotee to visit Ganesh temple before visiting Vishwanath temple.
b) Ardhnareshwar : It is situated north of the Vishwanath temple. Here the vigraha, the idol, is the combined vigraha of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
c) Kund : It is situated at the East Front of Vishwanath Temple. This kund is made up of two streams, the Gaumukh and the Gajmukh.

5. Usha Temple, Ukhimath :
Wedding of Usha (Daughter of Vanasur) and Anirudh (Grandson of Lord Krishna) was solemnized here. By name of Usha this place was named as Ushamath, now known as Ukhimath. King Mandhata penances Lord Shiva here. During winter the Utsav Doli of Lord Kedarnath is brought from Kedarnath to this place. Winter puja of Lord Kedarnath and year round puja of Lord Omkareshwar is performed here. This temple is situated at Ukhimath which is at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag.

6. Varahi Temple, Ukhimath :
This temple is situated at Usha-Anirudh temple. Idol of Maa Varahi is worshipped here.

7. Madmaheshwar Temple :
One of five kedars, the temple of Madmaheshwar is located at an altitude of 3328 m above sea level, 25 km north-east of Guptkashi. The confluence of Madmaheshwar Ganga and Markanga Ganga takes place at Gaundar just short of the temple. It is the place where lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of navel-shaped lingam. The location is scenically superb and spiritually blessing.

8. Mahakali Temple, Kalimath :
It is situated close to Guptkashi, 10 km by road. It is one of the Sidh Peeths and held in high religious esteem. The temple of Goddess Kali located here is visited by a large number of devotees round the year and especially during Navratras. The Peeth comprises temple made of wood and iron. The best idol of Har Gauri admeasuring over a meter is only here at the Kali temple. The temple is surrounded by several smaller deities Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswati, Gauri Shankar Mahadev and Bhairav.

9. Mahasaraswati Temple, Kalimath :
It is situated near the Kalimath temple. Devine Idol of Goddesss Saraswati is enshrined here.

10. Mahalaxmi Temple, Kalimath :
The Deity of Mahalaxmi is situated near the Kalimath Temple. It is one among the several deities that surround the Mahakali Temple at Kalimath.

11. Gaurimai temple, Gaurikund :
At this place Bhagwati Gauri penances Lord Shiva. A huge image of Maa Gauri is worshipped here. 14 km trek to Kedarnath starts from this place. A warm water kund known as Tapt kund is situated at the north most part of the temple.

12. Triyuginarayan temple, Triyuginarayan :
14 km (including 5 km trek) from Sonprayag at an altitude of 1980 m This place is of great religious importance. Mythology has it that the wedding of Lord Shiva and Sati was solemnized here in the presence of Lord Vishnu. Of special interest is the eternal fire, which according to legend never extinguishes. Kedarnath is 31 km from here.

13. Devsthals situated at Parikrama, Triyuginarayan :
At Triyuginarayan temple campus a water stream emerges which is called as Saraswati Ganga. Four kunds were made from this stream, which are Brahma kund, Rudrakund, Vishnukund and Saraswatikund.

14. Tungnath Temple, Tungnath :
The arm of Shiva came out at this place as per Kedarnath myth. The Tungnath temple, at an altitude of 3680 m atop the Chandranath Parvat, 32 km from Ukhimath,(including 3 km trek from Chopta) is the highest Shiva shrine among the Panch Kedar. The Peak of Tungnath is the source of three springs that forms the river Akashkamini

15. Tungnath Temple, Makkumath :
Winter puja of Tungnath is performed at Makkumath. It is situated at 45 kms from Ukhimath.

16. Kalishila, Kalimath :
Kali shila is situated at a trek of 4 km from Kalimath. Maa Kali originated here in the form of huge shila, hence the name Kalishila.

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