Kedarnath – Char Dham

KedarnathKedarnath (Hindi: केदारनाथ) is a Hindu holy town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is a nagar panchayat in Rudraprayag district. The most remote of the four Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks. Kedarnath hosts one of the holiest Hindu temples, the Kedarnath Temple, and is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, being one of the four major sites in India’s Char Dham pilgrimage.

Kedarnath is named after King Kedar who ruled in the Satya Yuga. He ruled the seven continents and was a very saintly king. He had a daughter named Vrinda who was a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. She performed austerities for 60000 years. Because of her, the land is named Vrindavan.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Temple and significance

The actual temple is an impressive stone edifice of unknown date. According to the Puranas, the Pandava brothers did a major penance in Kedarnath to please Lord Shiva. As a matter of fact, as one enters the main temple, the first hall contains statues of the five Pandava brothers, Lord Krishna, Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva and Virabhadra, one of the greatest guards of Shiva. An unusual feature of the temple is the head of a man carved in the triangular stone fascia of the temple. Such a head is seen carved in another temple nearby, namely the temple constructed on the site of the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. No specific family of pujaris supervises rituals at Kedarnath, which focus around veneration of the stone lingam that rests in the inner sanctum of the temple.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Get In

There are 2 ways to reach Kedarnath ,one is by-foot for a steep 14 km trek through a paved path (horses or palanquins are available for rent) from Gaurikund, which is connected by road from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and other known hill stations of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions in Uttarakhand and the other way is through air travel. Recently government started the Pawan Hans Helicopter Service from Agastyamuni and Phata to Kedarnath. The fare is reasonable.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

See

The temple itself is quite an exquisite example of stone work. Houses the lingam, a symbol of the Hindu God Shiva. The temple is located among astonishing mountain landscape surrounded by peaks that are over 6000 m in elevation. Close to the shrine lies Adi Shankaracharya’s samadhi, where he is believed to have taken rest after establishing the four dhams at an early age of 32 years. At a visible distance from the shrine also lies an ancient Bhairav Temple, beyond which one comes out to green glades and tiny streams, fed by the surrounding (and approachable) glaciers.

Treks leading out from Kedarnath are strenuous. If one arrives here early in the season, glaciers blocking these routes would be a common occurrence – and quite risky since one can never tell the thickness of the ice. Gandhi Sarovar (lake) -and the Chorabari Glacier that feeds the lake – lie the closest, at a distance of 3km, which makes for an hour of trek. Vasuki Tal – which is famous for its blue waters – is at 7km, and involves very difficult climb and crossing glaciers. It generally takes one 4-5 hours to reach there, so set out early.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Do

Puja and aarti at the temple if you are a Hindu. Treks to the adjacent valleys will take you through untouched forests and desolate paths. Some pilgrims even take a dip in the icy waters of Mandakini.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Sleep

Many ashrams and dharamshalas provide cheap accommodation. There are also many private hotels and restaurants although most have only basic facilities. Also beware that Kedarnath can be extremely crowded during peak pilgrim season. The state-run guest house is generally booked throughout, so arrive early if you want options.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

233 comments to Kedarnath – Char Dham

  • Foo Meow Keong

    magnificient view

  • Vimal

    Nice one. Hope to be there.

  • this is good for Honeymoon,Surely you can go.

  • Jawahar Pandita

    Nice pictures with details. There is no mention of Adi Shankara’s samadhi which is near by.

  • sanjeev

    execellent, GOD’S creation only

  • umesh mathur

    very nice.I would like to visit .

  • Divyesh

    so beautifull,feel like going to Kedarnath and leave everything behind forever.
    Hope to have my last destination of life.

  • dheeraj

    this place is awesome.i wish god take me to this place, that is very lucky for me if it does

  • Nice pictures with details

  • virendra jain

    a lot of DAN PAATR have been created around all the HINDU pilgrimage spots. It may be much better if the equal number of dustbins get installed to avoid the dirty look
    virendra jain

  • chetan shastri

    BAHOT AACHCHHA

  • zabardast buht khubsurat jaga hai

  • Thats really an awesome place to visit.

    Charu

  • ashok shetty

    nice one thanks alot

  • thanks for char dham photo.

  • tejaswini chavan

    ye to swarg he. jai bhole nath,

  • kiran dabhade

    excellant, i will visit such heaven place.

  • Bhole baba ji mujhe bhi darshan do…………

  • Superb photos.thanks for sending.

  • Mitesh

    its a nice place and eager to visit asap.

  • thank you very mautch

  • vandana

    AWESOME ur a great photographer no words to describe INDIA is a great country

  • BHUT ACHA PLACE HAI MAI JARUR JAUGI APNI FAMILY KE SAATH ITS REALY GREAT

  • bhut acha its really great

  • BRIJESH

    DEAR ITS LIKE HEAVEN ON EARTH. THANKS TO SHOW ME SUCH NICE PICTUERS.

  • jk sharma

    Nice one. Hope to be there.

  • SANTOSH

    Great !!! really interesting collection and information.

  • Vijay

    Thanks a lot for the information.I was looking for this information.

  • badrinath

    The contributor has done a great service by giving these pictures to this site. This place is so Hly and awe inspiring ans spiritually elevating….OM NAMAH SIVAYA>

  • ritesh

    i have been there once…………………………..fantabulous place………………..

  • ibzutshi

    As gratwful decendants we must acknowledge the sagasity ,wiseness and foresight of our forefathers for choosing such lpaCES AS OUR PILIGRIMMAGE CENTRES.

  • Parag

    superb!
    thanks for the info

  • P UMAMAHESWARA RAO

    We must thank the contributor for giving us such beautiful sites which are inculcating thought to visit the places forthwith. The subject is thought provoking , and I have made my mind to visit Haridwar, Badarinath and Kedaranath soon in the next visit. Thanks to the contributor once again.

  • C.C.THIMAIAH

    Truly amazin!!!

  • chirag patel

    bahot sunder jaga hai mai bhe ek bar gaya hu

  • Rakesh

    Any one have any arrangements or plan to join this trip because going in groups is important & enjoying.

  • EAV Reddy

    very good scenes and very natural

  • Excellent,you have done a great job by enlightening people seing the site.

    Cnograts

  • sathiapalk.p

    thank u 4 these photoes.send these type of photoes again again.

  • veeraraghavan

    Splendid. Pl. receive my sincere appreciation. Requesting U to attmept many more holy places and share.

  • MOTI MANOTsimilar and

    In the past only one can dream of these legends but now it is within the reach and the dreams will come true

    MOTI MANOT

  • G O D L Y N A T U R E . A D O R N A N D W O R S H I P

  • premal

    wonderful !

  • rajesh vyas

    Its a beautiful photos / fantastic views – land of God Shiva

  • jatindranath Patnaik

    OH LORD U R GREAT

    jATINDRANATH PATNAIK

  • Prasad Gavkar

    Owesome, I feel like I was there. Amazing collection & information has provided. I really want to thank you for this. OM NAMAHA SHIVAY

  • fantastic photos, very veeeeeeeeeeeeee chil

  • Saroj Kumar

    these photos give excitment and really want to visit very shortly

  • Saroj Kumar

    excited photos and really want to visit very soon

  • Deepak

    Heartiest thanks to the contributor!
    Gives a blissful experience.

    Deepak

  • CMadhusudana Rao

    I visited the holy Kedar Nath and prayed at the temple, even stayed overnight. The feeling I got was that I was in Kailasam, the abode of Lord Siva, with the mountain peaks peering closely at you & the cold chilly clouds drowning you on the precincts. It was awe-inspiring view of the snow clad peaks around the temple. A place one should visit in his life time, though a bit hard dueto the tedious travel route.

  • BALA

    IT IS JUST MIND BOGGING. ONE DAY I WILL SURELY BE THERE.

  • suresh

    The contributor has done a great service by giving these pictures to this site. This place is so Hly and awe inspiring ans spiritually elevating….OM NAMAH SIVAYA>

  • bhojraj

    very nice i like it

  • Tapan Raj

    Hai its a very good to see this type of natural beuty thanks for the details infomation about Lord Kedarnath.
    Its relay nice…….

  • harshad

    REALLY HOLY ONE….

  • harshad

    REALLY HOLY ONE…

  • god’s creation is very greatful i wish i could b there at once and thanks for giving chance to see such places

  • Ajay Tiwari

    Realy heaven of the earth. Very few people are lucky to visit such an awesome place.

  • i am enjoy your website plz send me new photograhap god of shiva

  • God Is God

    Excellent, No Words.

  • i have been to uttarakhand 2 years ago and let me mention 2 all of you friends it’s a life time expirience a place 2 die for,though i have been 2 uttarakhand char dham but i really wan’t 2 go for d darshans of uttarakhand char dham atleast once a year.”OM NAMAH SHIVAY”

  • kumbhakarana

    Really excited to visit these holly places

  • Manoharan

    These natural scenes takes our mind and time. Finding it hard to part away. Bring more about Himalayas. Enough hidden there.Don’t worship god but worship natures’ beauty. Thanks and bring more.,

  • jitendra

    i really much enjoy by seeing these holly places plz send me new photograph

  • rajesh soni

    Splendid. Pl. receive my sincere appreciation. Requesting U to attmept many more holy places and share.

  • Trivikrama Rao

    GOOD PICTURES……..NICE AND USEFUL SITE .

  • ajay shukla

    fantastic place and such a fantastic snaps

  • Sunish.C

    Excellent photos.

  • dimple sharma

    DIMPLE SHARMA RAM NAGAR KARNAL…….. ASTHA KA PATA YANHI PAR LGTA HA…….KYA

  • bharat dalal

    Wonderful. I felt as if Iwas in Kedardham.

    Please do put me on your email for such places photos and for going such places.

  • Nandita Basu

    Very nice. Hope to be there

  • sivaraju

    Very nice spot worth seeing and enjoying. Every human being must see this scenic beauty and enjoy this.

  • dr.s.d.palkar

    very nice pics.

  • madurai pooja.d

    when shall we visit this place , mam?

  • jayakumar

    great piece of information…

  • shivakumar

    its very nice and great place i would like to visit

  • Krishna Reddy D

    Beautiful photos. Excellent.
    Thanks..

  • Bikash Sen

    Fantastic really its like going to that PLACE
    Thanx Buddy.

  • sunita

    outstanding photos

  • Perhaps, viewing it on the net is much better!

  • yogesh

    phar chan photos ahet

  • GOVIND SINGH

    So Nice pictures.

    Its also call “DEVBHOOMI” the place where gods are living.

    Thanks

    Govind Singh
    Stae of Kuwait

  • Prakasam

    Very beautiful photos Help the people who not able to go there Thanks a lot

  • it’s wonderful
    iam also from a mountain area but these pictures are somthing diffrent these are so eyecooling and with all their hollyness and full of real nature

  • John

    Beautiful

    Looks like heaven

  • amarjitsingh

    this is very nice very beautiful such a hopeful this pic i requ to u plz send more pic plz

  • Pawan Makhija

    Om Namah Shivay ( appaka bhakt pawan dharti par hai khayal rakhna )

  • harish mehta

    excellent photos ghar bethe yatra ho gayee

  • Bestest. Looking forward to visit.

  • ENJOYED THE IMAGES. AMAZEING THAT PLACES LIKE THIS STILL ARE STILL OUT THERE.

  • Sravan

    Nice one thanks 4 sending such a beautiful pics

  • Smita

    This is beyond any words to explain ………….

    This is so very beautifully photographed that when i was going through the pictures, i am feeling as if i am in the journey on those mountains and the hills ………….. and got so much engrossed in that ……… ohhhhhhhhhhh its very very fascinating and its a pilgrimage place and certainly people would go after marriage for the Holy Darshan ………………… Its a place to be visited by anyone and everyone ……..

  • sanjay

    Excellent photos.

  • Goya.

    splendourous………………… magnificient………………breathe-taking…………..

  • it is very very nice

    I would like to visit .

    thanks & Regards

    Kamal

  • Dr Ajay

    nice pictures

  • EXCELENT AND FANTASTIC SNAPS
    Ex celent and fatastic naps sent
    thank sending such photos

  • Naresh Kamdar

    Very nice….
    thanx alot for virtual view of Shri Kedarnath Bhagwan.

    Once again thanx

  • Meggie

    Wonderful photos. I live near the mountains myself, only at the other side of the world, in germany. I suppose the big different is that our mountains are crowded with people summer as wintertime. So it is very difficult to find a peaceful moment there.

  • Manoharan

    Have decided ti visit atlast once in life time to worship beauty of nature. Thank you

  • Narinder Sharma

    very good description but you may have to mention that what are the days when a person must come to see this temple. how much fare is ther to reach from uttrakhand what are the facilities available there and what a person have to take with itself for moving in that area the person of age group must be mention

  • Umesh Prajapati

    very nice i like it, thanks dear

  • its beautiful i do wish to have one wish and that will be to visit INDIA
    the mountains,hills,rivers,water falls,etc its really really breath taking on the computer never the less in reality

  • ysym69

    great views

  • Prof P C RAO

    Myself and my wife went to Kedarnath and Badrinath about four or five years back in September.
    People who are interested can contact the Uttaranchal Tourism in their cities or directly see on the internet.
    They will pick up from Delhi and bring back to Delhi after ten to fifteen days if you want to do Two Dhams.
    They even have Char Dhams trips also.It is very convenient and reasonable cost. They put you in their beautiful cottages enroute and they give an Ambassador or an Indica. It will be better to get four people as you get a car for you and your others three people and enjoy.
    Badrinath is as beautiful as Kedarnath. Here there is no walking or trekking from Gaurikund.
    Badrinath is very well connected by Road and you are taken at the door of the temple.
    From there Valley of Flowers is also near but you cannot combine as Valley of Flowers time is different.
    You can do both of them provide you are young and strong for both the trips.
    There is another offshoot from Badrinath is to visit the Hemsahib Kund which is very sacred to Sikhs.
    The height of this Khund is more than Badrinath or Kedarnath.

    Recently we had been to Amarnath and Vaisanodevi Yatra, a few weeks ago.
    It was very difficult compared to Kedaranth trek of 14 Kms,
    You have to do trekking for about 50 kms up and down or you can go round trip.
    Start from Pahalgam and go to Amaranth Trekking and putting yourself in TENTS for two days and then
    come back by the same route or go to Baltal and then Sonmarag and to Srinagar.
    From Srinagar you can come down to Katra about 40 Kms before Jammu and see Vaishanovi Devi Temple.
    Here the Amarnath height you have to climb upto 14500 feet and Vaishanovdevi is around 7000 ft height.
    It is just 14 Kms trek on Vaishanodevi Hill and it is very easy as it is paved and lot of shops are there.
    At some places you can go by Steps or go on the road which is a bit longer.

    Helicopter services are there for both the places. Vaishanodevi it costs Rs.1225 for one side and for
    Amaranth it is 6500 for one side or both , you will have to check.
    Bye then
    If any one wants information ,please let me know.
    P C Rao, (pcrao10@gmail.com) Pune 020-2585 1784.
    PUNE.

  • Shantilal Dedhia

    Thanks for taking me on a virtual tour of this Holy Place which I have been longing to visit but have not been able to

  • Sandip

    Very Good!!

  • Krishnamurthy V

    Though I visited The Shrine It was very hurridly concluded.
    The pictures shown in the mail remained me of the visit.

    Very nice to see again

  • mohammed wajid

    Such a beatiful place it reminded me of jim corbert and the famous man eater i hope it is free of such elements

  • Ganesh

    I want to be there

  • Attracting photos with details, people will be attracted to visit after viewing the photos. Thanks

  • malay das

    THANKS. THIS IS VERY NICE. WE HAD BEEN THERE. THE VISITORS SHOULD CARRY SUFFICIENT WORM CLOTHES. IT GETS PRETTY COLD AT NIGHT.BEING AT HIGH ALTITUDE THE OXYGEN IS LESS AND SO MAY HAVE BREATHING TROUBLE. ONE CAN BUY PORTABLE OXYGEN CYLINDERS AT GAURI KUND ON RETURNABLE BASIS IF NOT USED AT ALL. MALAY DAS

  • kulbir

    Thanks. Very educative and informative.

  • Divyesh

    Please put some more photos of beautifull kedardham,and the starting point Hunuman chatti.

  • Divyesh

    please put some photos of Gangotri dham and Pashupatinath of Nepal Please

  • Raghuraman

    Breathtaking pictures, coupledwith a nice illustration makes it a wonderful reading . It makes me feel as if i have gone to Kedarnath and experienced the beauty of nature and darshan of lord . Thanks for the exhilarating experience.

  • S.M.Bhave

    I have visited this place first twenty years before and again visited this year also, its worth seeing

  • marion

    wowww nic pics!

  • madurai pooja.d

    good pictures like you.

  • degu

    Very nice we had enjoyed it recently in may 2009. excellent view

  • sanjay

    Are these from this world? A land of gods, pardise, unbelievible, Hope! will remain like. Wish I could be there 1 day.

  • sanjay

    I was there, very close, but couldn’t make it. Hope one day will make it happen…

  • Lokendra

    It is Fantastic and want to be there very soon

  • Thanks for send me this really nice pictures.

  • narayana.words will be empty and hollow.if words will have power all both sentient and non-sentient would have attained moksha and non will be there to obsorb the nature just from photos.heart goes out and the feet of the person taken and sent it and to all who are instrumental in this endevour

  • Gagu

    Awesome. 🙂

  • purab patel

    really nice pics………………………………….!

  • very nice ihop ibe there

  • madhusudan Bhattacharyya

    Thanks ,I am reminded of my last visit to this holly place when I had some breathing problem due to less of oxigen at that height

  • manjula

    IT VERY EXCITING TO VIEW .THE EXPERIENCE OF VISITING EXSIST AFTER VEIWING. I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TEMPLE AND THE GOD SITTIN AT HOME

  • tvsdmurty

    these shrines are exhilerating and soothing for troubled souls. they are truly abodes of God. pictures are excellent and tempting.
    good article priya

  • ok nice realy visited thro via your e mail thanks nice photoes and information

  • srinu rao vana

    very nice place

  • Varun

    Very nice pictures if you have any other more please mail

  • alexey

    Excellent. God is GREAT…

  • bipinbiharimishra

    Returned yesterday after Darshan of the holiest Shivlinga.The nature is at it’s best enroute.Why visit Europe when we have such places in India?Those who can not walk the distance or ride can go by Chopper(Rs 7000-to&fro).
    I would have missed something in life had I not gone.

  • realy india is good Country and good palece is very nice

  • semwal suraj

    this is semwal suraj our gadwali is like heaven

  • Ravi Patwal

    mujhe yeh images bhut achi legi it’s realy nice

  • Shah Gopal

    If you tru hindu and believe in god you must have to visit KEDARNATH,by trek.
    God is live here.
    If god give me order i want to go second time.
    Jai Kedarnath

  • vijay chauhan

    i have visited Shri kedarnath temple three times.
    i also tried to search sanjeevni booti at hills around kedarnath but failed. i also visited vasuki taal, bhim sarover and chorwadi taal in search of sanjeevani booti but all went useless.
    if some body is interested in finding sanjeevani booti, may contact me at chauhanvidit@gmail.com

  • meher prasad tatineni

    EXCELLENT
    WE HAVE BEEN THERE AND THESE PHOTOS HAVE RELIVE THOSE MEMORIES

  • jagdeep

    i had been once to kedarnath. It is heaven on earth.
    I Stayed one night there it was very chilled there because at every there heavy rainfall with lot of ice. when i wake up in morning it was such a pleasant view that it cannot be described in words.

  • Its Amazing place and i am going to visit this place very soon

  • shivy

    awesome place to visit its so mesmerizing.

  • Priti Mandalia

    These pictures are fabulous – when were they taken? This place is so magnificant and spiritually enspiring; it is a place close to my heart and I am planning to go in June 2010. But I have yet to find someone to go with so I may have to wait a while yet to go.

    Great post thank you for the pictures I am ever more determined to visit Shiva in this, his most beautiful place.

  • SEEMA

    I want to visit this beautiful natureeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.jai hooooooooooooo

  • Rakesh Bhatia

    I saw this palaces two years ago. but as shown in photos I remember all sciences and I feel I am still present in this

  • Divyesh

    love to be there forever.

  • Tekchand Badoni

    DEV BHUMI UTTRAKHAND

    THJHE BAR BAR PARNAM

    TEKCHAND

  • satyabrata biswas

    Himalayan grandeur at its best. The posting is inspiring and pleasing.

  • vikas

    I want to visit this beautiful natureeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.jai hooooooooooooo

  • shakuntla

    Har har Maha dev. Bum bum bhole nath.

  • Sudhir Mogha

    Realy its a nice beauty

  • ganapathy

    This is very useful information and illustration for me.

  • Manish Patel. NADIAD, Gujarat.

    I had visited KEDARNATH two times.I was feeling that i was in heaven.One time i stay overnight. I like to stay there overnight then visit for few hours.

  • danialahadi

    hi dear
    thanks

  • Vinay Khanna

    Breathtaking I wish i was there right now,sure to visit in near future,if Badrinath and Kedarnath CALLS. Love You for the great information

  • vijay rawat

    IT VERY EXCITING TO VIEW .THE EXPERIENCE OF VISITING EXSIST AFTER VEIWING. I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TEMPLE AND THE GOD SITTIN AT HOME

  • sunder singh

    myar komau pahar bhhute bala……i love uttranchal

  • Sandip

    ye to swarg he. jai bhole nath,

  • mahesh

    this place is awesome.i wish god take me to this place, that is very lucky for me if it does

  • sanyasi kuljeet singh

    Very beautiful,feel like going to Kedarnath and leave everything behind forever.
    this was my first tour of life.kuljeetkiwi@gmail.com

  • Mahesh Gupta

    Go there in the early age…will enjoy more rather than visit in old age… awesome natural beauty..

  • Rajesh Kumar

    Very Nice I feel amazing and peace of mind

  • nagesh

    superb love to visit there

  • gyanesh

    with the grace of mahadev kedarnath i hope to see this spritiual place in near few days photos are really amazing

  • Dilip kumar Roy

    Very Nice ! Wishes to travel !

  • sureshrane

    Beautiful Temple. I want to see the Lord

  • HARIMOHAN

    Bhole baba ji mujhe bhi darshan do na

  • Heera Mani

    Its Amazing place and I feel happy 2 see this

  • Bharat Patwal

    Garhwal is a holy place, beautiful pictures and seen

  • k.p.subramanian

    we visited char dham through panicke travels from Delhi. We jsut commenced on the first day of pekseason. we encounterd very very heavy traffic jam. in fact, bus halted abut 3 kms.away form near by hotel. we had to trek distance to our hotel. and again 14 kms. to Kedarnath. very strenuous one, weather very cold. (May 16). So, if u r quite strong and can withstand some inconvenience/disffiulties, pl. visit the same.

  • Sunil

    Thanks for the photo dear.

  • sha

    very nice………….

  • Badrinath gadicharla

    Surely this place is a HEAVEN ON EARTH. No doubt.
    I pray God to take me at least in my next birth as am not able to go now due to advanced age of 77 yrs.
    BADRINATH G>

  • sailendra barai

    jay baba kedar nath …….hamey bee bala yeehey

  • vaidyanathan

    I have visited all 4 dhams in 1985. after seeing these pictures, i am able to remember those locations and sceneries. it is really beautiful.
    i would visit again now even at the age of 74 years

  • madhu

    My only one goal in my life is to visit that kedarnath with my mom

  • Manokaran

    Very nice to see this. tq

  • MURALIDHAR

    VERY GOOD THANKS SIR

  • Ravindra

    Bholenathse yahi prathana hai charo dham ke darshan ho jaye !!!

  • NagarajaM

    we took a round trip on rail originating from Hyderabad in Sep 2003,went to Vijayavada, Puri,Kolkata,Gaya,Alahabad,VaranasiDelhi,Badrinath, Kedarnath, Agra,Matrugaya,Mumbai and back. we saw 9/11 in TV at Gaya, could not believe it, we had gone to 110th floor to have a birds eye view of New york in 2000. We took pony from Gowrikund, three of us, my poni was Kalavati. Half way it had to take rest since next lap was very steep. I asked poniwala where upto we had to go, literally he showed the sky! Reaching the temple was wonderful experience. we decided to climb down by foot-pony jumps step by step, our back bone is made to bend backwards. we saw many going to hospital with injuries,ponies going up do not get sufficient space as those coming down are very afraid of the precipice.Unforgettable lifetime experience.

  • T.V.BHASKAR

    The photos of the temple and surrounding areas are really good. If you publish the photos of various famous temples in India , it will be beneficial to the people who can not visit them in person.

  • T.V.BHASKAR

    Kedarnath temple photos are really good. Please publish other temple photos also & it will be beneficial for people who can not visit them in person.

  • shankerprasad Bhatt

    I visited Kedarnatha and Badrinatha where I did puja rituals through Brahmins available.This is worth visiting during a life time pilgrimmage
    For Kedarnatha we can walk,or drive horses or through Doli WE hear a unique sound of the flow of the sacred river,I took three rounds of Kedarnath temple of Lord Shiva.
    I was surprized to watch a big Pothia near the temple.I will finish other two pilgrimmages if possible Many tours are avaiable from Ahmedabad or Bombay in India.

    Truly Yours

    Shankerprasad S Bhatt August 15th 2012

  • sarojni verma

    excellent pictures.wish I can visit one day,if not this birth may be in next birth ,as we are both past 75 years.

  • RAMESAN

    Simply there are no words to express the beauty and the tranquility that makes you one with GOD. You do not feel like returning.
    Must VISIT place, preferably in your younger age. Nay! I was flabbergasted to see very old ladies making it with such a religious fervour!

  • Padmanabhan K

    Dear friends ….As we know life is only once…..So If you are having an opportunity don’t miss to travel these kind of holy places..

    thank you all

  • bipin Relia

    Char dham yatra is a very hart but attractive journey.The facility is incrasing year by year, if you are younger then you have to weight for certain year for smooth gerney.Shree KEDARNATH is one of four dham, avery beautyful and holy place.Char dham yatra should be avoid who is heart pationt. OM MAHADEV HAR……OM NAMAH SHIVAY.

  • Puneet dhiman

    nice ……………heaven on the earth is there and i hope(pray god) to give me the chance to see this heaven……..

  • sergio

    montanhas lindas

  • pramod

    Nice temple, holiest of temples,i want to visit once in my life

  • Indira Dodiya

    It is very marvellous and beautiful place in our India. I can’t belive that it is situated in India. what a great our indian nature. what a holy place and now we have to mean that in this world someone is there to manage this world and he is a god.

  • Jagdish

    The beauty is in nature.God has given eyes to see it and study its glory. The Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The head of the bull is in Nepal Pashupati Temple. The body is in Kedarnath Temple.

  • Nitesh Sharma

    Jai Baba Kedarnathji ki.

  • bs choudary

    very very nice every hindu should visit

  • JITENDRA PANCHAL

    CHARDHAM YATRA REALY IT IS AMAIZING GOD HAS MADE THIS LONG YEARS AGO,V R PROUDLY SAYS V R LUCKY TO SEE GOD IN REAL LIFE

  • SHRIKANT KORDE.

    This place is awesome.i wish god take me to this place, that is very lucky for me if it does.
    SHRIKANT KORDE

  • Mailwaganam

    Every Hindu must do the Char Dham at least once in their lifetime.Doing their prayers in this place.These places are highly energized. I have visited Badrinath and Kedarnath and I could feel the energy within me.

  • Walia Man Mohan

    Breath taking-n-beautiful. Thanks, Walia MM

  • Ramkrishna Hardikar

    Wonderful spot to visit.Very scenic.

  • BHASKAR

    Kedarnath temple photos are good

  • Sudha Menon

    An excellant view of the HOLY Shrine.I had no chance to visit this holy place yet.May be some time later.There is a time when every thing to happen.
    At least make the young generation to know about our heritage and the great people who have taught us about our history and heritage.Feel proud that you are born in this holy land.

  • BR Krishna Murthy

    Very nice. Hope to be there

  • vaidya

    i am one of those forunate who visited this great temples and natural enviornment.it is really a thilling darsan as well
    KOVIL DARSHAN KOTI PUNYAM:OM SHIVAYA NAMAHA:
    OM SRINIVASA GOVINDA:

  • VAIRAM/SYDNEY

    PUNARABI MARANAM, PUNARABI JANANAM
    BAJA GOVINDAM BAJA GOVINDAM
    GOVINDAM BAJA MOOTAMATHEY:
    PRAY ALWAYS PRAY:WITHOUT THIS
    THERE IS NO WAY HAVING BORN AS HUMAN
    IDAM SAAREERAM PAROPAKAARAM.

  • Vinod Kumar

    incredible Indla!!!!!!!

  • kaushik mehta

    A beautiful pictures and a very informative article.The beauty of mountain and senaries and rustic life photos are marvelous.

  • raju patel

    magic of god… god is always gr8……..

  • Mandar Devidas Gajane

    Thanks alot. It is very helpful.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

    JAI SHIV SHANKAR NAMAMI SHANKAR
    SHIV SHANKAR NAMAMI SHANKAR

    ll OM CHAITANYA GAGANGIRI NATHAY NAMAHA ll

  • sureshkumarrane

    superb and beautiful.

  • G. MAHATMA RAO

    VISITED MAY1986, ALL FOUR DHAMS.IT WAS THILLING.

  • shivaji mulik

    Shivhar Shankar Namami Shankar Shambho Shivshankar, He Girjapati Bhawani Shankar Shivshankar Shambho, Shambho Shankara HarHar Mahadev, Om Namo Shivay Shambho……………..

  • reena cross

    Hi,

    Beautiful temple and sacred place.

    God is great

  • reena cross

    beautiful place, god created earth so beautiful and god have his wonderful power i.e. wisdom to all human beings, his talents works to built such a beautiful and sacred place.

  • JAMBULINGAM

    I will advice all young people to have dharshan of Lord Siva at this place. Once if you have the dharshan, you will feel the divine power. Nothing, except that supreme power, in this universe is permanent. I am confident only the blessed people will come acorss these types of information. In those days ever thing was passed through news paper and voral. Now it is fortunate to have the information readily available at proximity. HAVE DHARSHAN OF LORD SIVA AND BE BLESSED.

  • Paulo Rattes

    Lugares simplesmente maravilhosos!!!

    Aranha
    Minas Gerais
    Brasil

  • shankerprasad Bhatt

    I went there on pilgrimage in 1992.I took ride on Dolly for going to Kedarnatha temple.We are fortunte to visit this place.This is life long pilgrimage to Char Dham Yatra.
    There is good availability of Prists to peerfom rituals.I am satisfied with this travel and I recommend to every hindu to go to this place.
    This is Lord Shiva’s worshp which is very useful to us

    There are twelvesuch Places.I wrote a book on Twelve Jyotiralingas.
    This is what I think

    Thanks

    Truly Yours

    Shankerprasad S Bhatt

  • SK MUTHURAJ

    Awe some pictures. The abode of God is serene and I wish I should go there to worship HIM. MAY HE BLESS ALL.

  • Murthy

    ALL indians should visit KEDARNATH & BADRINATH just for enjoying the himalaya scenic beauty if not the holy shrines. One gets a life time experience and enjoyment. one should not miss it. I had the experience in 2003.

  • Madisetty Hrudaya kanth

    I have visited Badri Nath in 2010 with my wife. May be one of these days I get to finish visiting all four places. My residence being in USA it gets to be a logistical challenge for me.Nice pictures. Thank You for shring them.

  • BHASKAR .T.V

    Good photos and very informative article about Kedarnath temple.

  • B R Batra

    Very good pictures.Thanks for sharing.

  • SHIVANI

    very nice pics….thanks

  • yogesh agrawal

    hi nice pic to recall all sweet memories i have recently visited few month earlier thanks

  • Praveen Varma

    Superb !

    Great Journey to the Almighty.

  • dr h v kotturesha rasthapuramath

    many thanks i went thro as if i am climbed kedar the kedarnath wish to climb if i get chance

  • Deepak

    Nice place..I have visited two times

  • harish kumar

    very nice place………. jai bhole nath

  • swarup

    very worthy pictures.thanking u a lot. god bless u.

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