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Kedarnath- The adobe of Lord Shiva
Kedarnath is one of the sacred places in India. Devotees from all across the world visit this place and seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is also known by the name of Kedar which means powerful. This place offers a quiet atmosphere perfect for meditation.
Shiva temple is the major attraction amongst devotees as well as tourists. The temple has been constructed on a huge rectangular platform. The temple is located in Rudraprayag district, on the banks of the river Mandakini at the very top of the Garhwal range of the Himalayas in Uttrakhand. It is also surrounded by holy and pure atmosphere and blessed with natural beauty.
Of the four places of char Dham Yatra, Kedarnath is one of them and is at a height of approximately 3586 mts. This place derived its name from one of the most reputed king, King Kedar who governed the place in the Satya Yuga. Since the time of the Mahabharata, Kedarnath has been considered as one the most sacred places in the Hindu mythology. It is also surrounded by various other small shrines, which are approximately 200 in number and all are dedicated to Lord Shiva, of which Kedarnath is considered the holiest. The peak covered with snow offers a breathtaking and very captivating view to the visitors. Adventure loving tourists and visitors can indulge in activities like trekking and other similar sports as the rugged mountains offer a perfect site for these activities. All factors like, natural scenic beauty and immense religious importance of the place has enlarged the scope of tourism for this region of Kedarnath.