Panch Kedar stands for the five Shiva temples or 5 sacred temples of the Shaivism, nominated to Shiva. These 5 temples, are in the Garhwal region of the Himalaya in the state of Uttarakhand, India. They are associated with different legends & myth that straitly link to Pandavas, the prominent characters of the Hindu epic Mahabharata..Please click me for the more details
Kedarnath Kedarnath is the most visited temple out of five Kedaras. Kedarnath is situated in the lap of the Himalayas, out of twelve Jyotirlingas. The path here is considered to be very dangerous. Due to unfavorable climates, the entrances of the temple are opened in the middle of April to November. According to mythological legends, this temple was built by King Jainmayya of the Kuru dynasty. Here Shivaling has manifested itself
Madhyameshwar - Madhyameshwar the names of the middlemen come. Which is located approximately 18 miles from Ukhimath. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is also called Madanmeshwar. This place is situated in the form of Lord Shiva's navel Shivling. According to legends, Bholanath had celebrated as the place of Honeymoon. It is said that salvation is attained only by the touching of water of this place. Surprisingly here visitors offers mineral water and cigarettes to the evil spirits.
Tungnath - Tungnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be third in Panch Kedar. This divine place falls on the path of Badrinath. In Tungnath. According to legends, this temple was constructed by the Pandavas to please Bholenath. The climb here is considered to be the most difficult. You can come here any time between March to October. Chandrashila Shikhar and Guptakashi are other mythological places located here.
Rudranath - Rudranath is having the fourth place out of Panch Kedar. At this divine place, it is supposed to be the presence of the head of Lord Shiva. Rudranatha mountain is seen from Tungnath as well but the hill path is much harder. There are many vertical climbs at many places to reach here. One way of reaching Rudranath passes through Helang. The right time to arrive here in summer
Kalpeshwar- Kalpeshwar is the fifth Kedar out of five Kedars . At this divine place, here Lord Shiva is worshiped as Jatadhari. It is located about 6 miles from the Alaknanda Bridge. As far as the path is quite inaccessible Kalpeshwar Temple is located at an elevation of about 2134 from the sea level. Well, you can visit here for any month of the year. But the time between March to June is the right time to come here.