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A mythological story related to the Garhwal Himalaya, Lord Shiva and creation of ‘Panch Kedar’ shrine is narrated in Kedar Khand.

During the Mahabharata war, Pandava killed their Kinsmen, Guru, Friends, Brahmins and Gotra.

They felt guilty and decided to pay homage to Lord Shiva. Firstly they went to Varanasi, believed to favorite places and famous for its Shiva temple. Not finding Shiva in Varanasi, Pandava went to Garhwal Himalayas.

Seeing the Pandavas coming, Lord Shiva disguised him self as a bull. Nakul one of the brother of Pandava recognizedLord Shiva in disguise of a bull grazing grass. Bhima tried to hold the bull by its self but caught hold of its tail and hind legs.

But the bull, formed of Shiva, disappeared into the ground and split in five parts and spread in five different places viz,. i) Hump – Kedarnath, ii) Arms – Tungnath, iii) Nabhi (Neval) – Madhamaheshwer, iv) Face – Rudranath, v) Hair – Kalpeshwer.
 
 
The Pandava were pleased with this reappearance in five different forms, built temples at the five places for venerating and worshipping lord Shiva. Pandava were thus freed from their sin. It is also believed that the fore portions of Shiva appeared at Pashupathinath, Kathamandu – Nepal.
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
   
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