What is the glory and history of Kedarnath

Anfostar Team Fri Oct 14, 2022
What is the glory and history of Kedarnath
What is the glory and history of Kedarnath

Kedarnath has great glory. In Uttarakhand, Badrinath and Kedarnath are the two main pilgrimages, both of them have great importance.

In relation to Kedarnath, it is written that the person who travels to Badrinath without seeing Kedarnath, his journey becomes fruitless and the result of seeing the Nar-Narayan-Idol along with Kedarnath is said to be the attainment of liberation from all sins.

There is no historical evidence about the age of this temple, but Kedarnath has been an important pilgrimage for a thousand years. According to Rahul Sankrityayan, it is of 12-13th century. According to a Raja Bhoj Stuti received from Gwalior, they have been built which belonged to the period of 1076-99. According to one belief, the present temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century, which is next to the earlier temple built by the Pandavas in the Dwapar period.

There is something inscribed in the Pali or Brahmi script on the large gray steps of the temple, which is difficult to know clearly.

The pilgrimage priests of Kedarnath ji are ancient Brahmins of this region, their ancestors have been worshiping this self-styled Jyotirlinga since the time of sage-muni Lord Nar-Narayan, whose number was 360 at that time.

King Janamejaya, the grandson of the Pandavas, gave them the right to worship in this temple, and they have been making pilgrims worship since then. From the time of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, Rawals and priests of the Jangam community from South India worship the Shiva Linga in the temple, while on behalf of the pilgrims the worship is done by these Tirtha Purohit Brahmins.

In front of the temple, the priests have pucca dharamshalas for their guests and other travelers, while the buildings of the temple priests and other staff are on the south side of the temple.

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