Places to See in Gaurikund
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Kedarnath Temple: Kedarnath is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrims of India with Lord Shiva as its residing deity. This holy site is situated perched at an elevation of 3,584mts above sea level in the foot of imposing snow bound Himalayan peaks. This sacred temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya in the early 8th century. The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India and the main temple of Panch Kedar. Kedarnath temple is located 14kms from Gaurikund.
Kund: This quaint little hamlet is named after a thermal spring. According to myths and legends this is the place where Goddess Parvati was taking a bath and Lord Ganesha was at the door. Lord Ganesha did’nt let Lord Shiva enter the kund and in furious anger he chopped the head of Ganesha. It was later restored with the head of an elephant. Most of the devotees visiting Kedarnath take holy dip in the hot water of Gaurikund. There is a special section of tank of hot water where ladies can take a holy dip.
Gaurikund Temple: According to myths and legends this is the place where Goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva did penance involving ascetic and yoga practices to win over Shiva’s heart. Lord Shiva admitted his love for Goddess Parvati at this place and they married at Triyuginarayan.
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