Madmaheswar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India. At a height of 3,289 metres above sea level, the temple is located. Madamheswar temple is one of the Panch Kedars in Hindhu mythology. Dwitiya Kedar and Madyamaheswar are additional names used for the Madmaheswar Temple.Madmaheswar Temple remains open for devotees for six months, and another six-month idol of Lord Shiva is worshipped in Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath.
The temple generally opens in May and remains open for devotees until November. During this time, devotees travel from all across India to Madmaheswar to seek Lord Siva’s blessings.
Madmaheswar Temple History
According to hindu epics, Pandvas constructed madmheswar temple and later on ADi guru Shankaracharya ji renovated again in 8 th century.
According to Hindu legend, the Pandavs requested Lord Shiva’s blessings after the Mahabharat War in order to obtain Moskha from Gotrahatya. As a result, they gave their relatives control of their kingdom before setting off to find Shiva and obtain his blessings. They first travelled to Varanasi (Kashi), a sacred city thought to be Shiva’s favourite and home to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Shiva, however, dismissed the Pandavas’ pleas because he intended to stay away from them because of his intense anger at the deaths and dishonesty at the Kurukshetra war. He hid in the Garhwal area by assuming the shape of a bull (Nandi).The Pandavas travelled to the Garhwal Himalayas after failing to find Shiva in Varanasi. The second of the five Pandava brothers, Bhima, then began to search for Shiva while standing atop two mountains. He noticed a bull grazing close to Guptakashi (also known as “hidden Kashi” due to Shiva’s act of concealment). Bhima grasped the bull by the tail and hind legs after instantly recognising the divinity. However, the bull-shaped Shiva vanished into the earth before making partial reappearances at Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar. In Madhyamaheshwar, the stomach and nabhi (navel) are surfacing. Thus, the centre portion of Lord Shiva is worshipped at Madmaheswar.