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Kedarnath – Home of Lord Shiva

Area, Population and Languages Spoken

Feel yourself close to God at Sri Kedarnath Ji! Devotees from far away come here to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Worshipping them leads to get rid from all the evil omen and attaining spiritual enlightenment.

  • Area: 3 sq. Km
  • Altitude: 3553 meters
  • Languages Spoken: Hindi, Garhwali and English
  • Population: 479 (1991)
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Overview

Feel the soothing and serene environment of Sri Kedarnathji, where aarti and puja welcomes a new day. Worshippers need to reach Kedarnath on foot from Gaurikund. The great Pandavas founded this primeval temple. The outer area comprises of various statues of Goddess Parvati, Pandava and Goddess Laxmi. Moksha of pitra or Shradha Tarpan is an important Indian custom, which is performed at Hanskund positioned close to Kedarnath Temple.

Other popular holy places such as Amritkund, Uddandkund and Retas Kund are also located at a nearby area. To make the God happy, Brahmins keep performing lots of rituals whole day which makes the atmosphere extremely pious and soothing.

Best Time to Visit

From the month of May to October, the beautiful and pious town of Kedarnath is at best. The devotees would be able to enjoy trekking as the weather is pleasant. On the contrary, it will be tough to travel in winters, as they are extremely cold.

Markets

Kedarnathji has various small shops with lots of Gods, Goddess and temples photograph, such as Kedarnath and Badrinath. Rudraksh Mala is very sacred for hindus. You can buy genuine Rudraksh mala from Kedarnath. Souvenirs are also available along with crystals, saligrams, herbs, Shilajit, natural vitalizers, precious stones and tulsi beads for the devotees.

Climate (Weather) in Kedarnath

  • Summer: temperature rises to about 15°C – 16°C
  • Winter: minimum temperature falls to about 5°C 6°C

Distance from Major Cities

The beautiful home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is connected by road to all the major cities of India.

  • Rishikesh – 223kms
  • Deoprayag – 70kms
  • Tilwara – 9kms
  • Agastyamuni – 10kms
  • Fata – 11kms
  • Rampir – 9kms
  • Rambara – 7kms

Distance to Kedarnath

  • Garurlatti -4km
  • Shrinagar – 35 km
  • Rudraprayag -34 km
  • Kund – 15 km
  • Guptkashi – 5 km
  • Sonprayag – 3 km
  • Gaurikund – 5 km

Nearest Airport, Railway Station and Bus Stand

Abode of God, Sri Kedarnathji is the place where people comes to get rid of their sins and seek blessings from God for a happy and prosperous life. To reach Kedarnath Ji, visitors can approach:

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant positioned at 251 kms from Kedarnath.
  • Nearest Rail: Rishikesh and Kotdwar positioned at a distance of 234 kms and 260 Kms resp.
  • Road Service: Buses and taxis plying from Rishikesh and Kotdwar to Kedarnath. 6 kms trekking distance from Rambara to Kedarnath, whereas.

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