Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Kedarnath Temple Jyotirling Mandir | Know your Temples

1. Kedarnath Mandir (Kedarnath Temple) is a Hindu temple (shrine) dedicated to Lord Shiva (Mahadeva). It is located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near which river in the state of Uttarakhand, India?

2. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open to the general public only between which months?
March(Holi) and November (Dipawali)
April(Baisakhi) and October (Dussehra)
March(Holi) and October (Dussehra)
April(Akshaya Tritiya) and November (Kartik Purnima)
3. During the winters, the vigraha (deity) from Kedarnath temple is carried down to which place and the deity is worshiped for the next six months?
4. What does the name "Kedarnath" means?
The Lord of the World
The Lord of the Earth
The Lord of the Field
The Lord of the Universe
5. Kedarnath Temple is made from gray hunk of stones. The stone slabs are interlocked with each other with the use of iron clamps. No mortar has been used in the construction of the temple. The present Kedarnath Temple is believed to be re-constructed by ___________, originally built by the Pandavas thousand years ago from enormous stone slabs over a large rectangular dais.
Peshwa Balaji Bajirao
Rani Ahalyabai Holkar
Adi Shankaracharya
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
6. Kedarnath Temple is the _________ among the 12 Jyotirlingas.
7. According to a legend, the temple came into existence as a result of the Pandavas’ search for Lord Shiva to atone for their sins for killing their brethren during the Kurukshetra war. Lord Shiva avoided all attempts to meet the brothers and stopped at Kedarnath and took the form of a bull and started to force himself into the ground, leaving only the _______ visible. The willpower and determination of the Pandavas impressed Lord Shiva and he forgave their sins, blessed them and allowed them to worship him at Kedarnath. It is said that the stone-like structure that is worshiped here is the ________ of the bull.
8. The portions of Shiva's body later appeared at four other locations other than Kedarnath; and collectively, these five places came to be known as the __________. The arms appeared at the Tungnath Temple, the face at Rudranath Temple, the belly at Madmaheshwar Temple and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar Temple.
Panch Teerth
Panch Shiva
Panch Kshetra
Panch Kedar
9. Kedarnath derives from the Sanskrit words kedara ("field") and natha ("lord"). The text Kashi Kedara Mahatmya states that it is so called because "the crop of liberation" grows here. Kedarnath is seen as a homogenous form of Lord Shiva, the 'Lord of Kedarkhand', the historical name of the region. The most striking feature of Kedarnath Temple is the magnificent Kedarnath. The Shiva Lingam of the Kedarnath temple is a ________ shape(irregular shaped lingum with a cylindrical pedestal of 3.6mts/12ft circumference and 3.6mts/12ft height) and hence is unique among Shiva temples. which is placed in the sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha) of the temple.
10. The temple is one of the four major sites in India's Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas. According to a theological account, the god Shiva agreed to dwell here at the request of Nara-Narayana. One of the earliest references to Kedarnath occurs in the _______ Purana (c. 7th-8th century), which contains a story describing the origin of the Ganges river. The text names Kedara (Kedarnath) as the place where Shiva released the holy water from his matted hair.
Agni Puran
Vishnu Puran
Skanda Puran
Matsya Puran

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Sonia said...

Om namah shivay

Unknown said...

ॐ मृत्युंजयमहादेवं त्राहि मां शरणागतम्।
जन्ममृत्युजराव्याधिपीडितं कर्मबन्धनै:॥

हर हर महादेव 🚩🔱🙏