Panch Kedar - The Five Kedars
Char Dham Yatra
Panch kedar stands for Five Kedars that are located in Uttarakhand state. Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Kalpeshwar and Madhyameshwar are collectively recognized as the Panch Kedar where Lord Shiva is worshipped in different forms.
Amid the five kedars, the first and the foremost temple is Kedarmathji which is known for its holiness. Here, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a buffalo hump and is referred as Sri Kedarnath segment.
Different body parts of Lord Shiva are as in body arms, navel, hair and face are worshipped at other four temples- Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath and Kalpeshwar.
Tungnath- Here arms of Lord Shiva are worshipped
Rudranath- Here face of Lord Shiva is worshipped
Madhyamaheshwar- Here stomach of Lord Shiva is revered
Kapeshwar- Here hair of Lord Shiva is adored and prayed