8 Facts About Kedarnath That Will Blow Your Mind

1. Kedarnath Temple has many stories of its origin and history. It is believed that Kedarnath is a place where wishes are granted and karmas are purified.

2. The Shiva Lingam of the Kedarnath temple is a triangle shape. and hence is unique among Shiva temples. which is placed in the sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha) of the temple.

3. When the Kedarnath temple is closed for six months in the winter, the idol of the deity is brought to the Omkareshwar temple of Ukhimath and worshiped in that temple for six months.

4. The Kedarnath temple is protected by Lord Shiva. In 2013 intense rains of monsoon caused floods and landslides, resulting in the destruction of the entire surroundings of Kedarnath.

5. Many locals and devotees died that year due to the devastation of nature but the temple of Kedarnath remained intact as if some divine power was protecting it from destruction.

6. It is believed that the idol of Shiva in Kedarnath has decayed. It is also believed that the head of the idol of Shiva is in the Doleshwar Mahadev Temple located in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

7. Kedarnath temple was completely under snow for 400 years, after which this temple came to light.

8. The Kedarnath temple is one of the twelve sacred Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is also said about this temple that he blessed the Himalayas and kept him filled with devotion to Lord Shiva.

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