Gaurikund, Kedarnath

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Gaurikund is a small village, which serves as the trekking base for Kedarnath. The place, which is situated at an altitude of 1982 m has an age-old temple devoted to the Hindu deity, Parvati. It is believed that this is the same place where Goddess Parvati meditated to win the heart of Hindu Lord Shiva. There is a hot water spring called Gaurikund located in the region, the water of which has medicinal value and it is also known to wash off the sins of the devotees.


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