is the self-same region, where Arjuna did severe penance to please Maheswar for
the boon of Pasupata, the most potent among all the astras; the very same place
pervaded by the apurvasourabha of the flower Kalyana Saugandhika, for procuring
of which Bhima fought against Kubera; the very same place containing the samadhi
of Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya; the selfsame sacred point, where the Pandavas
built the temple, and consecreted in this Yuga by Adi Sankara. and it is thus
mountainous terrain that gives birth to several holy rivers, like Mandakini etc.
With many more of such celebrated spots, this hoary region has become an eternal
inspiration for devout people right from the Dwapara Yuga to the present time.
Such beliefs are hastening the orthodox for pilgrimage. Does belief go without
: - The temple lies in Kedarnath town. accessible by four wheelers from
Rishikesh, Uttar Pradesh.