There are so many temples in India, but why are some very popular? Those temples reflect a unique, powerful spiritual energy that devotees can not ignore and aspire to feel at least once. Devotees often realise the power in forms like peace, bliss and positivity.
Generally, the unique energy of such spiritual places is because of some mysterious facts about the temple and the deity. Usually, people remain unaware of those hidden facts. Here we will tell you the top marvellous truths about the Kedarnath Temple, which will amaze you. To know the mysterious facts, continue reading till the end.
Kedarnath Temple is one of those highly spiritual places that Hindu devotees dream of visiting at least once. This holy temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Mahadeva. Along with it, the famous Char dhams of Uttarakhand also include the Kedarnath Dham.
The popularity of Kedarnath Dham is so high among the Hindus that lakhs of devotees visit every year to pray and have a glimpse of Kedarnath Shivling.
Top Mysterious Facts
Look at the top mysterious facts about the Kedarnath Dham Temple:
- Mysterious fact about the Origin of Shivling
A mysterious story about the origin of the Shivling is that once upon a time, after the Mahabharata war, the Pandavas wanted to meet the Mahadeva. But Mahadeva was not willing to meet them. So Lord Shiva was trying to hide from Pandavas, so he became an ox and started roaming with the ox herd.
Despite changing his body form, Pandavas recognised Mahadeva and ran to chase him. As soon as they realised the Mahadeva, the Mahadeva also got to know instantly, so he just sank into the earth, but Pandavas held the back of the ox. So the remains of the ox back are Shivling in Kedarnath. At the same time, the remaining body escaped through the earth as an ox in Nepal.
- Unique Shape of Shivling
Usually, you may have witnessed the oval or circular-shaped shivlings in India. Still, you’ll be surprised that the Shape of Kedarnath Shivling is Triangular. It is the unique shape of the shivling the devotees have ever seen—this triangular shape of the Shivling links to the story of origin.
- Shivling size is shortening
Another mysterious fact about the Kedarnath temple is that the size of Shivling is shortening. Some say the Shivling is decaying. People interpret that the shivling of the Kedarnath complex was comparatively quite large in earlier times. Even some interpret that the day complete shivling will sink into the earth, the Kaliyuga will end.
- Resistance against Disasters
We all are familiar with the 2013 flood calamity of Kedarnath. The mysterious fact is flood destroyed everything in that disastrous calamity. Still, the Kedarnath temple remained strong amid too high a water flow. This phenomenon is no less than a miracle.
- Priest of the Temple
One of the leading priests of the temple, Kedarnath, belongs to the Veerasaiva Society of Karnataka. Even some of the mantras were chanted in the language Kannada while performing worship of Lord Shiva in the Kedarnath. The mantras are recited in the Sanskrit language after that practice has ended.
- Desire of Moksha
One of the mysterious facts about the Kedarnath Dham is that it relates to spirituality. That is, Pandavas built this temple just before leaving the earth. Simply put, Pandavas achieved Moksha (salvation) after meeting Lord Shiva at this particular place. Afterward, Hindu devotees have faith that one can accomplish Moksha if one visits the Kedarnath Dham once and prays to the Mahadeva.
- Protector Of Temple and Kedar Valley
Bhairo Nath serves Lord Shiva and protects the temple and Kedar valley when the temple is closed. The devotees who visit the Kedarnath temple worship the Bhairo Nath also.
This article was about the Kedarnath Temple. Kedarnath Dham is one of the most spiritual holy places in the world. After many hurdles, the devotees visiting the Kedarnath show their dedication and devotion towards the Lord Mahadeva.
Kedarnath is one of the panch kedars probably founded by Pandavas. Along with its spiritual significance, the temple is known for its astonishing location covered by snow and beauty. If you have yet to visit Kedarnath, plan a trip to feel this spiritual and aesthetic combination.
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Q1. Which are the other 3 of the 4 Char Dhams of Uttarakhand?
Along with Kedarnath, 4 Dhams (Char Dham) are famous in Uttarakhand. Those are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath.
Q2. Who built the temple of Kedarnath?
Most interpretations reveal that the Pandavas built the temple originally, but Shankaracharya Ji built the present temple.