Kedarnath, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, is one of the most sacred shrines in India. Every year, thousands of pilgrims visit Kedarnath to seek blessings from Lord Shiva.
Kedarnath, situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is believed that visiting Kedarnath can absolve a person of all sins and grant them moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death). The journey to Kedarnath is not just a physical one, but a spiritual one too.
Kedarnath has a rich history and mythology associated with it. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the Indian epic Mahabharata, visited Kedarnath to seek forgiveness from Lord Shiva for the sins committed during the Kurukshetra war. According to another legend, the temple was built by the Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century.