Buda Kedar, Tehri

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Buda Kedar is famous for its Shiva temple, located at the convergence of the rivers, Bal Ganga and Dharam Ganga. This shrine is connected to Tehri by a motorable road, covering a distance of 59 km. According to legends, the Pandavas, the kings and the warriors of the great epic, ‘Mahabharata’, met Saint Balkhily at Bhrigu Parvat, while they were searching for Lord Shiva after the war of Kurukshetra.

The saint directed the Pandavas to meet an old man, meditating at the site of the confluence of the two rivers. However, the old man disappeared as soon as the Pandavas reached that place. This was followed by the appearance of a Shivling at the same spot. The Shivling at Buda Kedar is reported to be the biggest of its kind, in the northern part of India.

The village of Buda Kedar appeals to spiritual souls and nature lovers alike. The place is a paradise for varieties of mountain birds that can be spotted here in their full natural glory.

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