The exclusive moments mentioned in its history are the water crisis, low oxygen levels, and forest fire on the pilgrimage to the Kedarnath. Kedarnath’s history also stands out, with floods and landslides occurring in 2013.
The government of Uttarakhand declares the plan by announcing to build an eight crore glass bridge over the Mandakini Rover from Rambara ( a small village that is nearly 7km from the Kedarnath temple) to the Kedarnath shine. This is the plan to rescue the village, a famous cut off for the believers and visitors before floods.
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Story of Pandavas about Kedarnath
According to the myths reports, Pandavas construct the temple of Kedarnath after Mahabharata. It is the story of when the Pandavas come to the lord shiva, so the lord shiva forgives them after killing the Kaurav brother. But at that time, Lord Shiva has not liked them and did not want to meet them, so lord shiva went and hid in the Guptkashi.
Then the Pandavas and Draupadi flaked the unique bull, which is different from the other bulls in Guptkashi. But one of the Pandavas brothers, bheem, recognized the bull that it is none other than lord shiva itself. That lord shiva who tried to hide him from the Pandavas and hide in the look of Nandi, Bull. Then the bheem tried to catch the Nandi bull, but he could not succeed; he could only catch the bull’s tail.
History of Panch Kedar
Here we are going to tell you the history of Panch Kedar. The lord shiva no longer appeared from the Guptkashi but reappeared at five different places in five different forms.
The history of Panch Kedar are present in the way such as:
- Humps at Kedarnath
- Arms at tungnath
- Face at rudranath
- Hair locks at the kalpeshwar
- Navel, or stomach at Madhya Maheshwar
This is how the Kedarnath exists. Panch Kedar is proved as the evidence of the Pandavas’ story of the Kedarnath temple history. Lord Shiva was too impressed by the efforts made by the Nara and Narayana.
The Badrinath story of Kedarnath temple
Another legend related to the Kedarnath temple is Nara and Narayana. Two abstracts of Vishnu will perform serious forgiveness in Badrikashram of Bharat Khand ( now called the Badrinath temple) in front of the shivalinga out of the Earth.
Lord Shiva was too pleased by their faith and determination to stand before them and allow them a wish. Nara and Narayana requested Lord Shiva to stay here and make this place his permanent place as the Jyotirlinga at the Kedarnath for the well being of mankind. Shiva agreed to stay there and then the place, often called Kedarnath, by granting the Nara and Narayana’s wish.
We would also like to tell you the other names of Lord Shiva, such as Kedareshwara and Lord of Kedar Khand, aka Kedar Baba.
How does Kedarnath temple face the problems of floods and glacier movements?
The whole image of the Kedarnath temple changed after the floods came in 2013. The evidence of floods and glaciers can be visible as the yellow lines in the temple’s structure, said by the scientists. It also reflects the effects of floods and glaciers on the stones from which the Kedarnath temple was built.
The glaciers are running slowly and not only covered the temple with snow but also with mud and rocks.
Information about the Kedarnath Temple
The Kedarnath temples retain under the snow for 400 hundred years. Along with this, the temple avoids any serious injuries from glacier movements and floods, but its effects can be visible in yellow lines on the heavy stones that are used to construct the Kedarnath shine.
It is believed by the scientists that inside the Kedarnath temples, there are some signs found of glacier movements and floods. From these signs, the stones look more polished. They declare the time between of 1300-1900Ad as the Little Ice age. It was when the more portion of Earth was covered with glacier snow. This is why the Kedarnath temples and neighbouring places are covered with huge snow and have become a portion of glaciers.
Who built the Kedarnath temple?
There is no documentation available on the age of the Kedarnath temple. Also, there is no information about the person who built the Kedarnath temple. But there are some myths and legends about the Kedarnath temple construction.
As per the Garhwal Development Corporation, the construction of the present Kedarnath temple in the 8th century was done by the Adi Shankaracharya. The present Kedarnath temple of the Chhota Ice Age, which began in the 13th century, was already built. Thick Rock stones have covered the walls of the Kedarnath temple, and the roof of the temple is made up of a single stone.
The temple’s measurements are 85 feet high, 187 feet long, and 80 feet breadth. The temple walls are 12 feet thick and made up of strong stones. This is the surprising fact about the Kedarnath temple that it is made up of heavy stones of large height. The experts say that the interlocking techniques are used to connect the heavy stones.
It is the strength and skilled technique to link the stones and manage the temple to stand between the river.
This article describes all details about the Kedarnath temple. It consists the information related to the history of Kedarnath, the story of the Pandavas’ brother and efforts made by them to grant the wish of Lord Shiva. Also, we will tell you about the affected Kedarnath temples and their neighbouring places after the floods and glaciers occurred in 2013. Hope you get all information related to the history of the Kedarnath temple.
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