Adi Kedareshwar Temple Dedicated to Shiva in Badrinath



Adi Kedareshwar Temple is located near the Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. Adi Kedareshwar Temple is a small shrine and is situated at Govind Shila, above Tapt Kund (hot spring), and is on the way to Badarinath Temple.

The greatness of the Adi Kedareshwar Temple at Badrinath is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Shiva is here worshipped as Kedareshwar. The belief is that those who cannot travel to Kedarnath can perform worship at the temple as it is equal to visiting Kedarnath Temple.

Story of Adi Kedareshwar Temple
Legend has it the region where the current Badrinath Temple is located was the dwelling place of Shiva and Parvati. Vishnu was looking for a place to mediate and liked the place. He then approached Shiva and Parvati as a child and requested them for permission to do penance in the region. Shiva and Parvati agreed and vacated the place and moved to Kedarnath. This is the reason why the place is known as Adi Kedareshwar.

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