PANCH KEDAR YATRA UTTARAKHAND
The five Kedar lies in the valleys between the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The term Kedar itself means a natural rock formation or a glacial moraine. According to legend Himalayas Kedarnath the chief seat of the Panch Kedar come into being during the period when the five Pandava brothers were asked to seek Shiva s blessings purging them off sin of fratricide or killing their cousin brothers in the terrifying battle of Kurukshetra. Shiva disguised himself as a bull and started to plunge underground when he was spotted by Pandavas. No wonder the natural rock formation that is worshipped here resembles the rump of bull. The other four places where Shiva is worshipped take their appearance from different part of his body - the navel at Madmaheshwar the arm at Tungnath the face at Rudranath and the matted hair at Kalpeshwar.