Kedarnath, Complete Travel Guide with English subtitles

Kedarnath, Complete Travel Guide with English subtitles


Visiting Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand, India is the moment of great joy for pilgrims. Every year, after the opening of the temple’s gate.. Many devotees visit here to see ‘Kedar’ form of Lord Shiva You’ll know in the video Hello! viewers, I’m Mitradev! Welcome to PopcornTrip Kedarnath Dham, located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India This famous Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva 11th of famous 12 Jyotirlingas in the country For Kedarnath Temple, there is a 18 kilometers track from Gaurikund. Gaurikund is 250 kilometers form Dehradun by road Nearest railway station is Rishikesh is about 209 Kms Nearest airport is Jolly Grant If you come here from the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand Haldwani in 317 kms form Garikund Nearest railway station is Kathgodam, 312 Kms from Gaurikund Nearest airport is Pantnagar Helicopter’s seats can be booked online We started journey after monsoon in mid june It was a thick fog in the hills of kedarnath when we reached Guptkashi The helicopter’s flight was off due to the fog. The helicopter seat charge from Guptkashi to Kedarnath was about INR 7300 for both sides. (as on June 2018) The helicopter seat charge from Guptkashi to Kedarnath was about INR 6700 for both sides. (June 2018) Currently 6- 7 heli service providers running flights in the route and fair may be vary The trek starts from Gaurikund Only a few vehicles can be parked in Gaurikund So vehicles can be parked 5 kilometer before Sonpryag Car parking charges are INR 120 for first 24 hours and INR 100 for every next 24 hours There are a few hotels, restaurants and shops in Sonprayag In Sonprayag, there is a bio matric registration counters for the passengers trekking to Kedarnath There is a bridge few meters away from Sonprayag market from where travelers can get shuttle service to Gaurikund Taxi fare is INR 20 per seat from Sonprayag to Guaurikund (5 Kms) Sonprayag is in the bank of river Mandakini The origin of the Mandakini river is Chorabari Glacier near Kedarnath Mandakini river joins Alaknanda river at Rudraprayag We parked the car in Sonprayag and reached Gaurikund with shared taxi. through a narrow road There are many guest houses, hotels, shops, cafes in Gaurkund Guarukund Post Office Local Market There is a horses stand few meters after shops, from where pilgrims, can hire horses Also, doli, palanquin can be hired from there Prices can be seen in the screen In the way you can see people of every age In the way ‘The hail of Baba Kedar’ by the pilgirms fills enthusiasm among all. Keep a stick with you, while climbing uphill, which helps in climbing the hill Bamboo sticks can be bought for INR 10 to 20 rupees from Gaurikund After Gaurikund there is a helipad in Chiabasa Except Kedarnather, there are a few helipads in the route are in Bhimbali and Lincholi Helipad in Kedarnath Few cheap raincoats made by poly sheets can be found for INR 20-50 in Gaurikund Cannot be used more than a couple of times because of poor quality In the beginning, there are little climbing trekking routes flat stones on the route Many pilgrims start trekking from the Gaurikund in the morning, reach Kedarnath in the day, Perform darshan of Lord Shiva, return back to Gaurikund in the evening. Due to being in high altitude location of Kedarnath regioin, it is very cold in the morning and evening. And sometimes the cold increases after the rains. So keep warm clothes with you And also bring raincoat with you As you proceed from Gaurikund, beautiful natural scenes begin to appear On the route you can find huts & tents to stay, also there are tea stalls, small restaurants for refreshment. in the places like Jungle Chatti, Bhimbali There is same way for pilgrims and horses, so sometimes after the rain the trekking route is slightly slippery. At the same time, we saw many hard working people in many places, clearing the trekking routes. Work was being done to prepare the way in many places. The best part we found in the route are running drinking water was available at many places in the way Health relief centers with paramedical staff in many places Washrooms in regular distance Shelters in many places to avoid rain Reservoir for animals in regular distance Waterfalls and natural beauty of hills allure you. Enchanting scenes, voices of birds Explains the significance of walking Away from worldly bondage The road leads to the path of spiritual peace We arrived Rambada at half past four in the evening About half of the distance walked yet. It was difficult to reach the temple before evening worship So we decided to take help of horses from here. Horse operators assured us, that we will reach the base camp in 2 hours from Rambada Kedarnath Temple is about a kilometer away from base camp If you want to travel with the help of a horse, and never sat before, then pay attention Let the horse handlers know that the horses run very slowly Also ask the right way to ride in the horse and right sitting posture To avoid backache, due to jerk on the rugged routes As it has been seen, many people have to face a lot of trouble from the horse’s journey. Amazing view of valley and temple can be seen from Base Camp from where the road is almost flat. Here comes a feeling like you have reached a different world All tiredness of the journey disappears here. Looking at the natural beauty, it seems that nature has opened its treasures here. Before being dark, we reached Sri Kedarnath Dham There are 2 tourist rest houses of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, one is near Base Camp and other is near temple We’ve stayed TRH near temple Apart from that there are many private lodges/ tents near the temple Evening view of temple temple bells sound Darshan of Lord Kedarnath is a moment of great joy for every pilgrim It’s not possible to express a fraction of this unbelievable, marvelous, unforgettable feeling in words, pictures or sounds. It’s just can be realized Such expressions came while vising Kedarnath ji got everything in life.. and nothing remained to be found. Long before coming into politics, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Stayed here for several days for meditation and worship Next morning, We came out of room to see the temple Kedarnath temple is in the bank of river Mandakini the magnificent view of the temple attracts when you climb temple stairs few small offering stalls, along the side of stairs There are many legendary stories about Lord Shiva in Kedarnath . According to Skand Purana Once, maa Parvati asked Lord Shiva why this region. Then Lord Shiva replied that – Kedar region is very dear to him. He always resides here with his followers. He has been residing in this region since he incarnated as a form of Brahma, to form the cosmos. According to another tale in Skand Puran This is a very sacred place. In this place, when the death occurs, not only the humans but animals, birds also attain salvation According to a story in Shiv Purana Legend goes that Nara and Narayana – two incarnations of Vishnu Shivalingam performed severe penance here, in front of a Shivalinga fashioned out of earth. Pleased with their devotion, Lord Shiva appeared in front of them and said that they may ask for a boon Nar and Narayan requested Shiva to take up a permanent abode as a Jyotirling at Kedarnath so that all people who worship Shiva shall be freed from their miseries. Lord Shiva appeared as Jyotirlinga on their prayer According to another legend After the Kurukshetra War, the Pandava brothers, came here to meet Shiva on the advice of the sage Vyasa, because they wanted to seek forgiveness for killing their kin during the war. However, Shiva did not want to forgive them: so, he turned into a bull and hid among the cattle on the hill. When the Pandavas managed to track him, he tried to disappear by sinking himself head-first into the ground. One of the brothers grabbed his tail, forcing him to appear before them and forgive them. The Pandava brothers then built the first temple at Kedarnath. The portions of Shiva’s body later appeared at four other locations; and collectively, these five places came to be known as the five Kedaras (“Panch Kedar”); these five places came to be known as the five Kedaras (“Panch Kedar”); Hump appeared in Kedarnath head of the bull appeared at the location of the Pashupati Nath Temple in Nepal Four other parts of the bull appeared, respectively, arms in Tungnath, Face in Rudranath, navel appeared at Madhya-Maheshwar, hair at Kapeshwar Panchkedar

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