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Kalpeshwar, the fifth Pancha Kedar, is a small rock temple and a preferred site for sages to meditate. You can find this shrine in Urgam Valley at an altitude of 2134 meters. Here the locks (hair) and head of Lord Shiva are worshipped as Jatadhar.

Rishi Durvasa supposedly meditated here at the Kalpavriksha tree, which is said to make wishes come true. It is said that Rishi Durvasa, along with his disciples, visited this place. He informed Draupadi that he and his disciples were hungry and thus requested her to provide them with food. At that time, there were no grains available to make a meal. This left Draupadi feeling puzzled and sorrowful. Fearful of Rishi Durvasas rage, she began to pray to Lord Krishna. After being satisfied with her prayer, Lord Krishna appeared and took away her worries.

Panch Kedar - Kalpeshwar

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After the batlle of Kurukshetra, it came into existence when the bull (Lor Shiva) broke into pieces and the Jata or hair of Lord Shiva dropped here.

Geographic Details

District Chamoli
Area 1.8 sq km
Elevation 2,200 m (7,217 ft)
Latitude 30.3824° N
Longitude 79.3945° E

Other Details

Language Hindi, Garhwali and Kumaoni.
Place Famous For Pilgrimages and Tourist Places.
Best Time to Visit Summers and Autumn.
Clothing When visiting in the winter, wool and jackets are advised.

How To Reach

By Road:
The most convenient route to Panch Kedar is by road. If you’re travelling from Delhi to Panch Kedar, you can take either a taxi or a bus. The nearest roadhead to Kalpeshwar is Helang, which is well-connected to other parts of Uttarakhand by road. From Helang, one can trek for around 10 km to reach Kalpeshwar.

By Train:
Dehradun and Kathgodam are the two closest railway stations to Panch Kedar, with Dehradun being 229 km away and Kathgodam 336 km away. The nearest railway station to Kalpeshwar is Rishikesh railway station, which is around 235 km away.

By Air:
The nearest airport to Kalpeshwar is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is around 257 km away.


Kedarnath (The Celestial Jyotirlingam) is the ancient and magnificent temple is located in the Rudra Himalaya range in Rudraprayag District of the northern state of Uttarakhand. In Kedarnath lord Shiva is worshiped as one of the twelve jyotirling (linga of light). This conical protrusion about five feet by four feet, or ‘jyothirlingam’ is worshipped as the idol in the Kedarnath temple. Other parts emerged at four other places: arms at Tungnath, face at Rudranath, belly at Madmaheswar and the locks of hair with head at Kalpeshwar. All the five shrines are worshiped as ‘Panch Kedar’.

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