Panch Kedar Religion

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The Panch Kedar are considered to be the five different forms of the Hindu god Shiva.According to legend, the Pandavas, guilty at having killed their own brothers, the Kauravas, sought penance from Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva eluded them and when detected,transformed into a bull. Apparently, Bhima, one of the Pandavas, tried to hold on to the bull but it disappeared into the earth leaving only its hump behind.The remaining parts of the bull appeared in Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhmaheshwar and Kalpeshwar. These four shrines, along with Kedarnath, are worshipped as the Panch Kedar. Kedarnath The best access is either via Joshimath and Gauri Kund. Kedarnath The shrine, located in Chamoli District, is the most important of the Panch Kedar. It lies…show more content…
On the bridle path from Helang to Kalpeshwar, the enchanting confluence of the Alaknanda and Kalpganga rivers is seen. Kalp Ganga river flows through the Urgam valley. The Urgam valley is a dense forest area. It is fifth temple of panch kedar devoted to Lord Shiva. This is small rock temple to be entered through cave 2kms situated in Urgam valleyt in the Garhwal region, 12km from helang bear manifestation of hair of Shiva Jata.14kms from joshimath to Helangg is rest is Kalpeshwar is the only Panch Kedar temple accessible throughout the year. Lord Shiva is also called as Jatadhar or Jateshwar. It is approachable only by 12 km (7.5 mi) trekking from the nearest road head of Helong on the Rishikesh -Badrinath road. Earlier the trek route existed from Helang to Kalpeshwar via Urgam village for a distance of 10 km (6.2 mi). But now a good jeep-able road is constructed from Helang to Urgam, so from Urgam it's just 2 km trek to reach Kalpeshwar. Boodha Kedar temple surrounded by potato fields is seen on the trek route. Also seen is the Dhyan Badri temple at Urgam Village, one of the Sapt Badri (seven Badri)

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