A temple in UttarakhandImage Credit source: Website- uttarakhandtourism.gov.in
Current Affairs Questions: In the competitive examination conducted for government jobs, questions are also asked about the major religious places of the country. current affairs In today’s episode, we will learn about the temples of Uttarakhand. Tungnath Temple located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand will be declared a monument of national importance. ASI has started its process. After the efforts of the Uttarakhand government, the center has given its permission.
Tungnath is one of the Panch Kedars. This temple of Lord Shiva is the center of the faith of Hindus. This temple is near Chopta in Rudraprayag district. This temple is built at an altitude of 12800 feet above sea level. To reach here one has to reach Rudraprayag from Delhi via Haridwar, Rishikesh. From there to Chopta and then a long track of about four kilometers will have to be done.
Tungnath one of the tallest pagodas
Tungnath Temple is one of the tallest pagodas. It is also the highest in Panch Kedar. It is believed that this temple was built by the Pandavas. After killing the Kauravas, sage Vyasa suggested the Pandavas to worship Lord Shiva to get rid of them. Kedarnath is the most popular among other temples of Panchkedar.
This is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, hence this temple has a different importance. This temple is also situated in Rudraprayag district. The renovation here has been done by the Uttarakhand government under the supervision of the central government. There was a lot of damage here after the disaster. There is a 16 kilometer long track from Gaurikund to Kedarnath.
Know about Panch Kedar
After reaching Rashi village from Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district, there is Madhyamaheshwar temple. To reach here, one has to trek about 20 km long. Rudranath and Kalpeshwar are two temples of Panchkedar series located in Chamoli district. For Rudranath, the temple can be reached by trekking about 24 kilometers from Gopeshwar. The easiest approach to Panch Kedar is to Lord Kalpeshwar. Moving ahead from Nand Prayag, this temple is situated at a little distance from the road.
It is believed that Lord Shiva did not want to give darshan to the Pandavas. He took the form of a bull and started getting inside the ground. Meanwhile, Bhima caught sight of him and caught him from behind. In Kedarnath this page is visible in the form of a rock. The arm of the bull appeared in Tungnath.
The face appeared in Rudranath, the navel in Madhyamaheshwar and the hair in Kalpeshwar. Then Pandavas built temples dedicated to Lord Shiva at these five places and since then Shiva worship started here.