Kedarnath is located near Mandakini river in the Garhwal Himalaya range. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is one among the Char Dham. Kedarnath temple was built by Pandavas and Bhagavan Adi Shankaracharya revived it. Behind the temple, there is samadhi of Bhagavan Adi Shankaracharya. This is one of the most sacred temples for Shavaitis. The head priest, Raval, belongs to the veershaiva community from Karnataka.

As per legend during the Mahabharata war Pandavas killed their relatives. To wash their papa, they undertook a pilgrimage. They wish to have darshan of Lord Shiva, but Lord Shiva hid from them because of their papa. The place where Shiva hid is known as Guptakashi.

Pandavas keep searching Lord Shiva, and they reached Gaurikunda in the Himalayan Valleys. Lord Shiva took the form of buffalo to hid from Pandava, but Nakula and Sahadeva found that buffalo unique from others. When they told this to other Pandavas, Bhima went after the buffalo with his mace. Bhima could not catch Lord Shiva, who was in the form of buffalo. When Buffalo start entering into the earth to run away from Pandavas, then Bhima managed to hold the back side of Buffalo. Bhima started to pull the tail of Buffalo. In this effort of Bhima face of the buffalo emerged in Nepal where the rear part remained there in Kedarnath.

On this backside of Buffalo, a Linga appeared, and Pandavas get the darshan of Lord Shiva.

As per Shiva Purana Lord Vishnu incarnation Nara-Narayana went to Badrika Village and worshiped Lord Shiva for a long time. When Lord Shiva appeared before them, they asked toLord Shiva remain there for the welfare of Humanity. Granting the boon Lord Shiva himself stayed there in the form of Jyotirlinga. Kedarnath is on of the 12 jyotirlingas where Shiva himself stay and accept the offering of devotees.

Weather conditions are extreme in this Himalaya region, so the temple remains open about six months and closes for the winter on Kartika Purnima, usually November month. After closing the door, Chal Vigrah of Kedarnath is brought to Omkarshavar temple of Ukimatha and worshiped there for six months.

On the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, end of the April month, the temple is reopened, and thousands of pilgrims gather to have Darshana of Lord Shiva, who get worshiped here as Kedarnath “The Lord of the Kedar Khand.”

The major pujas performed here are Mahabhisheka, Rudra Abhishek, Laghu Rudra Abhishek and Arati. Other than this Shiv Sahasranamam Path, Shiv Mahimastrotra, and Shiv Thandavastrotra also practiced.

  • How to reach here?

From Jolly Grant Airport the distance of Gaurikunda by road is about 230km. You can get taxis for Gaurikunda. It is always good to book a taxi in advance.

From Rishikesh, the distance of Gauirkunda is about 212km. Form Rishikesha you may get Taxis and Buses to Gaurikunda. From Gaurikunda, you will have to travel 15 km on foot, or you can take the help of people who provide pony or Kandi to reach the temple.

By Road. Visitors can board regular buses from Rishikesh and Kotdwar to Kedarnath.

You can also take the Helicopter from Phata, the distance of Gaurikunda from Phata is 14km. Passengers get 1 hour 30 minutes at Kedarnath for darshan and temple committee give them priority to have darshan. The charges of round trip, Phata-Kedarnath-Phata, is INR 6990/per person in 2016.

  • What do we offer?

If you want to offer puja to Lord Shiva but you are not able to come here due to any circumstances then we offer Puja as a service. We will offer puja to Lord Shiva on your behalf.

  • How does it work?

You decide to offer puja and you register with us “Sign up.” In sign up process we collect all the necessary information like gotra, rashi etc. we require, to offer puja to Lord Shiva on your behalf. When you book the puja after Sign up you can mention your Sankalp and we will offer your puja with that Sankalp.

  • Who will perform the Puja?

It depends on which puja you decide to offer. We guarantee that the puja will be done by highly qualified people in that particular field like a Vaidika puja will be done by only qualified Veda Pathi.

  • How do you know that puja has been done?

We will decide when your puja will be performed, and then we will inform you about the day and send the video of the puja after completing the puja. You will receive prasad via courier.

  • Is this a group Puja or Individual Puja?

This again depends on of what Puja you selected to offer. Our basic puja package is for a group Puja where Sankalp will be done separate for all, and then we perform a group puja for all, but you can select a puja which will be done separately only for you.

  • Why should I opt for your Puja package?

If you can come by yourself and offer puja to Lord, there is no substitute for it. But many time due to physical condition or financial condition if it is not possible to come and afford the expenses then you must not miss the secondary option. To offer a simple 5 min Puja here may cost many thousand rupees so with our package you can afford it easily from you home.

  • How do I get benefit out of this?

As per Sastra if we perform puja with the Sankalpa of the benefit of some other person then it also works as the person performing puja himself. We can take the example of a person who is in a hospital, and we perform Mahamritunjaya for his good health, and he gets the benefit of this. The main deciding factor is what Sankalpa we offer the Puja and Lord know everything.

If you have done your duty and then we do not offer proper Puja from our side, then we will receive the papa you will get the punyam what you should get, this is our Sankalpa.

Place: 6 months in Kedarnath when Kedarnath is open and rest of the year in Omkareshavara Ukimatha where Lord Kedarnath is worshiped during winter.

Pujas we offer in Kedarnath

1. Shiva Sodasopachar Pujanam with Bilva Patra

 

Like Tulsi is favorite for Lord Vishnu Bilva leaves are fro Lord Shiva. In this Puja, we offer 16 traditional articles to Lord Shiva and offer Bilva Patra. This is the basic puja what we do before doing any other Anusthanam. Shiva 108 Names are recited during this Puja. We shoot the video of Sankalpa and puja and upload it to our server and send the link to you to confirm that it is done at Kedarnath with the Sankalpa of your name.

One Time

  • Group Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will not be exclusively for you but for a group of devotee
  • ₹ 2501
    Total Cost including Dakshina
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  • Individual Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will be exclusively for you
  • ₹ 5001
    Total Cost including Dakshina
  •  

Whole Year Daily Puja

  • Group Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will not be exclusively for you but for a group of devotee
  • ₹ 2,00,000
    Total Cost including Dakshina
  • Contact Us to Book Puja
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  • Individual Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will be exclusively for you
  • ₹ 5,00,000
    Total Cost including Dakshina
  • Contact Us to Book Puja
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2. Maas Shivaratri (Pradosha) Puja

 

Trayodashi of every month, which is also known as Pradosha, is significant for all the Shiva Bhakta. It is said that on Trayodashi Lord Shiva swallowed Halahal poison to save the world. So this tithi is considered very auspicious for Shiva Puja. The time immediately after sunset is known as Pradosha, and this is the time when you can please Lors Shiva easily. Lord Shiva fulfill all the desires of those who worship Lord Shiva on Trayodashi Pradosha. This puja can be performed two times in a month.

One Time

  • Group Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will not be exclusively for you but for a group of devotee
  • ₹ 4501
    Total Cost including Dakshina
  •  
  • Individual Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will be exclusively for you
  • ₹ 10001
    Total Cost including Dakshina
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Puja 2 time per month 48 times in a year

  • Group Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will not be exclusively for you but for a group of devotee
  • ₹ 90,001
    Total Cost including Dakshina
  • Contact Us to Book Puja
  •  
  • Individual Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will be exclusively for you
  • ₹ 2,00,000
    Total Cost including Dakshina
  • Contact Us to Book Puja
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3. Rudrabhisekam

 

The greatest Vaidika Puja, which a devotee can offer to Lord Rudra is Rudrabhisekam. This puja is hailed by all the Vaidika scriptures, even by Ayurveda scriptures also, as on of the greatest puja for all round success which removes all the evils and neutralize all the malefic effects of Planets. Rudrabhisekam works as Prayaschitam for all type of sins. It fulfills 364 types of desires of human beings.

Ordinary Method of chanting Rudram is, chant the whole Namakam and the whole Chamakam. This is one Avritti of Namakam Chamakam.

When we chant 11 Anuvaka of Namakam, then chant the first Anuvaka of Chamakam then again 11 Anuvaka of Namakam are chanted and then the second Anuvaka of Chamakam is chanted and like that, with 11 repetitions of Namakam one time whole Chamakam is chanted. This is known as Rudra Ekadasani. 11 Rudra Ekadasani repetition known as Laghu Rudram and 11 Laghu Rudram repetition are known as Maha Rudram. Usually, two Pandita perform Laghu Rudram puja in 11 days. With every one Avritii one ingredient and total of 11 ingredients like Milk, ghee is offered to Lord Rudra. We offer sasvara Rudrabhisekham by Traditional Vaidika Pandita. Without svara Vaidika mantras do not work.

  • 1 Rudra – Freedom from Bala Graha (diseases common to children).
  •  3 Rudra – Freedom from imminent difficulties with which one is faced
  • 5 Rudra – Freedom from the evil effects of certain planets occupying unfavorable positions.
  • 7 Rudra – Freedom from great fear.
  • 9 Rudra – The fruit of one Vajapeya sacrifice (one of the great public yagnyas of ancient times).
  • 11 Rudra – Getting the favor of kings and great wealth.
  • 33 Rudra – Attainment of wishes for objects and having no enemies.
  • 77 Rudra – Enjoyment of great happiness.
  • 99 Rudra – Attainment of a son, grandson, wealth, grain, Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha and freedom from death.
  • 1 Maharudra – Attainment of the favor of kings and becoming the Lord of great wealth.
  • 3 Maharudra – Fulfilment of impossible tasks.
  • 5 Maharudra – Acquirement of vast lands.
  • 7 Maharudra – Attainment of the seven worlds.
  • 9 Maharudra – Freedom from births and deaths.
  • 1 Atirudra – Becoming God.

One Time

  • Group Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will not be exclusively for you but for a group of devotee
  • ₹ 50,001
    1 Laghu Rudram
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  • Individual Puja
  • Sankalpa and Puja will be exclusively for you
  • ₹ 3,00,000
    1 Laghu Rudram
  •  

Whole Year Daily Puja

  • Group Puja
  • Daily one Avritti of Namakam Chamakam 30 days in a month and 365 days in year in Kedarnath and Omkareshvara
  • ₹ 5001 daily
  • ₹ 1,00,000 per month
  • Contact Us to Book Puja
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4. Mahamritunjaya Anushtanam

 

We do offer Mahamritunjya Anusthanam in Kedarnath. You can contact us for this Anusthanam.