(2nd Kedar)

Madmaheswar is the 2nd Kedar temple among the Pancha Kedar. After completion of Kedareswar Dharsan Pilgrims should return to Gowrikund on walk/Pallakin/Horse of 14 km and from Gowrikund to Kund through Guptakshi by road of 40 km. Again from Kund to Ukemath at a road distance of 16 km and 16 km from Ukimath to Uniyana through Mansuna and Rasu lake. From Uniyana Pilgrims have to reach to Madmaheswar through Ransi by trekking (walk) of 20 km. There is another route from Guptakshi to Gaundhar 17 km trekking and again from Gaundhar to Madmaheswar at a distanace of 34 km. There is guest house at Madmaheswar which will be allotted on availability. There is no other accommodation facility throughout the way. There is a tour package of Uttaranchal Tourism Corporation for Rs.7500/- per person to Madhmaheswar yatra and they will provide boarding and lodging facility and the yatra will be completed  in 3 days. But the batch should comprise with 5 pilgrims.

Madhyamaheshwar Mandir, Uttarakhand

Madhyamaheswar Temple is in 11000 ft height above from sea level. This temple is surrounded by snow peaks of Chowkhanda, Neelakanth and Kedarnath mountains. Many Pilgrim places in Uttarakhand have no road facility and has to travel by trekking. The atmosphere will give relief from body weariness. There are only two seasons in a year winter and snow fall winter. The opening dates of the temples decided by the committee on the climatic conditions. There are dollies and Horses available to the persons unable to trek in the mountains. Pilgrims are less than mountaineers in these places. The way is desolate for the said reason. Consumables and hot drinks available at the starting places of trekking and at the temples. Pilgrims have to start their yatra before sun rise and close before or at sun set to escape from hurdles. The atmosphere generally changed from time to time with rain and sunny.

The legend is that Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata, defeated and killed Kauravas in Kurukshetra war. They wished to free from their sins of Gotra Hatya and Brahmana Hatya in the war. Pandavas handed over the ruling  of their kingdom to their kin and left searching lord Shiva and to get his blessings. They went to Varanasi, the favourite city of Shiva. Shiva felt angry to the death and dishonesty in Kurukshetra war and not insensitive to Pandavas’ prayers. Shiva assumed the form of a bull (Nandi) and disappeared in the Garhwal region. Pandavas could not find Shiva in Varanasi and gone to Himalayas searching Siva.  Bhima stand between two mountains and started to find out Shiva.  He has found a bull grazing near Guptakshi and Bhima recognised the bull to be Shiva. Bhima caught hold the tail of the bull and the bull disappeared in the ground The bull later re appeared the body of the bull splitted into five parts. The body parts of the bull fell  hump in Kedarnath, arms in Tunganath, navel  and stomach surface in Madhya maheshwar, face in Rudranath and hair and head  in Kalpeshwar. The Pandavas, built temples at the five places for worshipping Shiva and thus freed from their sins. The front body of Shiva appeared at Doleshwor Temple, Nepal. After construction of the Pancha Kedar Temples, Pandavas meditated at Kedarnath and performed Yagna. They have attained Swargarohana through the Mahaprastana.

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