Kedareshwar Cave Temple


Harishchandragad trek is one of the most challenging treks in the western ghats of Maharashtra. A popular trek which offers a variety of adventures to all kinds of trekkers. It is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district situated in the Malshej Ghat. It climbs up to an altitude of 4,670 ft.

Who built Kedareshwar cave?

the Kalachuri dynasty
Locals say that the fort was built by the Kalachuri dynasty in the 6th century and the caves of Harishchandragad Fort are believed to be carved out in the 11th century.

How old is Kedareshwar Temple?

According to art historian Adam Hardy, the temple was constructed before 1219 A.D and is constructed with Soap stone. The usage of Soap stone was first popularised by the Western Chalukyas before it became standard with the Hoysala architects of the 12th and 13th centuries.

Who built Harishchandra fort?

Kalachuri dynasty
6th Century Harishchandragad Fort was built by Kalachuri dynasty. 11th Century The caves of Harishchandragad were carved out. All the caves had idols of Lord Vishnu.

How old is Harishchandragad Temple?

Harishchandragad is very popular place for trekking in Maharashtra and also one of the famous Bhandardara tourist places. The fort originally dates back to the 6th century during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era and various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century AD.

Which is oldest temple in India?

It is an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga and is considered one of the oldest functional Hindu temples in India.
Mundeshwari Temple
Completed 635 CE Hindu inscriptions dated 4th century AD were found in the temple m.
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Which is India’s oldest cave?

The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India. 2. The Barabar rock-cut caves were originally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.

What is inside Kedarnath Temple?

The first hall inside Kedarnath Temple contains statues of the five Pandava brothers, Krishna, Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva and Virabhadra, one of the guards of Shiva. Statues of Draupadi and other deities are also installed in the main hall.

Why Kedarnath temple was not destroyed?

It survived due to its sturdy construction. Striations on the wall of the temple, that could have formed when the glacier moved around the structure, further support the theory. It is believed that large amounts of water flowed down from the Chorabari lake formed by the melt of the glacier.

Why Kedarnath closed for 6 months?

During Winters starting from the month of of November, there is heavy snowfall in Kedarnath and all the routes are closed. The shrine is also closed for 6 months. The holy statue of Lord Shiva, is shifted from Garhwal (Kedarkhand) to Ukhimath, and is reinstated at Kedarnath, in the first week of May.


According to the Scientific Dating of Ramayana, Lord Rama was born on 10th January 5114 BCE. This was more than 7000 years ago! Rama belonged to the Solar Dynasty (Suryva Vamsha) and was the 68th ruler in this dynasty. 32 generations before Rama, Raja Satya Harishchandra was the ruler of the Solar Clan.


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