The Five Highest Panch Kedar Temples of Lord Shiva in Garhwal Himalayas

The Kedar Khand region of the Garhwal Himalayas is home to Panch Kedar temples named as Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheswar and Kalpeshwar. During the winter season all the temples are inaccessible due to snowfall and worshipped at the Ukhimath,Mokumath Gopeshwa and Ukhimath. Uttarakhand is also home to Panch Prayag means confluences of five rivers and Sapta Badri, a group of seven sacred Hindu temples, dedicated to god Vishnu located in Garhwal Himalayas. Top 12 Famous Non Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva in India.

Kedarnath Temple

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The Kedarnath Temple on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India and the holiest Hindu shrines of Lord Shiva. The temple is also one of the four major sites in India’s Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas. Image: Wikipedia

Tungnath Temple

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The Tungnath Temple is the highest Shiva temple in the world, located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag. Being a religious destination,Tungnath is also a well known trekking destination in the Himalayas and one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples of Uttarakhand.

Rudranath Temple

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The Rudranath Temple is a natural rock temple situated within a dense forest of rhododendron dwarfs and Alpine pastures in the Garhwal Himalayan mountains in Uttarakhand. Rudranath is sometimes considered as the toughest Panch Kedar temple to reach and should be visited after Kedarnath and Tungnath and before Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar.Image: Wikipedia

Madhyamaheshwar Temple

The Madhyamaheshwar Temple is an integral part of the legend of Panch Kedar and is the fourth temple to be visited in the Panch Kedar pilgrimage circuit. The temple is situated in a picturesque green valley surrounded by snow peaks of Chaukhamba and gives a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountains.

Kalpeshwar Temple

The Kalpeshwar Temple is located in the picturesque Urgam valley in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and is the only Panch Kedar temple accessible throughout the year. The temple is the fifth temple of the Panch Kedars and all in the Kedar Khand region of the Garhwal Himalayas.