Architecture of Kedarnath Temple

Anfostar Team Fri Oct 14, 2022
Architecture of Kedarnath Temple
Architecture of Kedarnath Temple

This temple is built on a six feet high square platform. The main part of the temple is the mandapa and the circumambulation path around the sanctum.

Outside the courtyard, Nandi is seated in the form of a bull vehicle.

There is no authentic mention of who got the temple built, it is said that this temple was renovated, etc., by Guru Shankaracharya.

The temple can be divided into three parts:

1. Garbha Griha,

2. Madhya Bhaga,

3. Assembly hall.

In the middle of the sanctum sanctorum, the self-styled Jyotirlinga of Lord Kedareshwar ji is situated, on the front part of which the figure of Ganesh ji as well as the Shri Yantra of Mother Parvati is present.

The natural yogyopavit on the Jyotirlinga and the natural crystal garland on the back of the Jyotirlinga can be easily seen. There is a new lingakar deity in Shri Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga, that is why this Jyotirlinga is also called Nav Linga Kedar, this is confirmed by the local folk songs.

There are four huge pillars around the Shri Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga, which are considered to be the symbol of the four Vedas, on which the roof of the huge lotus-like temple rests.

On the western side of the Jyotirlinga there is a monolithic lamp, which has been burning continuously for many thousands of years, whose responsibility to watch and keep burning continuously has been the responsibility of the pilgrimage priests since ancient times.

The walls of the sanctum sanctorum are decorated with beautiful attractive flowers and artefacts. From behind the four giant pillars located in the sanctum sanctorum, the Swayambhu Jyotirlinga is circumambulated around Lord Shri Kedareshwar ji.

In the earlier times, Jaleri made of beautiful cut stones was made around Shri Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga. Shri Yogesh Jindal, Manager, Kashi Vishwanath Steel, Kashipur had installed a new eight mm thick copper jaleri in the temple sanctum (year 2003-04).

The doors have been made of silver (silver) by some other donor with the inspiration of his pilgrimage priest. The attic of its sanctum is gilded with gold.

The worship of the temple is believed to be one of the Shri Kedarnath Dwadash Jyotirlingas. In the morning, the Shiva-Pind is bathed naturally and ghee is applied on it. After that the aarti is performed by lighting incense-lamps.

At this time, pilgrims can enter the temple and worship, but in the evening the deity is adorned. They are decorated in a variety of interesting ways. Devotees can only see it from a distance.

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