Panch Kedar

Panch Kedar comprises of five Kedars Kedarnath, Rudranath, Tungnath, Madyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar. These temples are built in ancient times by Pandvas to please Lord Shiva. In these Five Kedars Lord Shiva is worshipped in five divine forms. Like his hump is worshipped in Kedarnath, the arms in Tunganath, the nabhi (navel) and stomach in Madhyamaheshwar, the face at Rudranath and the hair and the head in Kalpeshwar as Lord Shiva disappeared in a form of a bull and reappeared at five different places of Panch Kedars.

Panch Kedar trek route map
Panch Kedar trek route map

According to Puranas, the Front part of the bull reappeared at Pashupatinath in Nepal. Panch Kedars are not accessible whole the year due to snowfall in winters. Only Kalpeshwar is accessible throughout the year.

These five temples of Panch Kedars are located in Garhwal region of Himalayan Range. These Temples provides a wonderful view of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba and Neelkanth peaks which forms their backdrops.

Following are the Panch Kedar

Kedarnath City in May first week. Snow clad.

(First Kedar)

Kedarnath Temple is one of the Panch Kedar Temples of Lord Shiva. It is the first temple to be visited in Panch Kedar. The Kedarnath Temple is located at 3,583 m (11,755 ft) above sea level. More about Kedarnath

Rudranath temple. One can reach at Rudranath temple by trekking 20 kilometers form Sagar Village.

(Second Kedar)

The temple is located inside the dense forest of Rhododendron and Alpine pastures. The Rudranath Temple is the third temple of Panch Kedar and before this one should visit Kedarnath and Tungnath More about Rudranath

Tungnath Tample, snowfall at Tungnath Temple, it is the height temple of Lord Shiva in the world

(Third Kedar)

It is the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world, second is Kedarnath. Tungnath means Lord of the peaks and the mountains of Tungnath forms the Valleys of Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers. More about Tungnath

Beautiful view of Madhyamaheshwar temple and village. Snowclad peaks can be seen in the back.

(Fourth Kedar)

Madhyamaheshwar is located at 3,265mts above sea level. It is surrounded by the snow clad peaks that are Chaukhamba, Neelkanth and Kedarnath. More about Madhyamaheshwar

Kalpeshwar Temple

(Fifth Kedar)

Kalpeshwar is located in Urgam valley of Himalayan Garhwal region of Uttrakhand, India. It is fifth temple of Panch Kedar. This is a famous temple of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva’s Jatas (hair) are worshiped here in divine form. More about Kalpesheshwar

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