PM reviews development work at Kedarnath Dham
There is silence in Lord Kedarnath Dham due to the lockdown. In the first phase, the tomb will be constructed at a cost of about 20 crores. This will be done as per the model of Integrated Idea Agency Limited. The way to reach and return to samadhi will be different. A grand statue of Adyaguru Shankaracharya will be installed in the middle of the Samadhi being built in the roundness of about 13 meters. On November 7, the Prime Minister gave the necessary guidelines for the construction of Samadhi. Keeping this in mind, work is being done on the tomb.
The Samadhi of Adyaguru Shankaracharya, located in the western part of the Kedarnath temple, was also destroyed during the disaster of 16 June 2013. Since then there was talk of the renovation of the Samadhi continuously. It has gained momentum after the Prime Minister’s visit to Kedarnath.
Work will also be done in minus degrees of temperature. Travelers will be able to visit the Samadhi in the upcoming travel season.
Reconstruction work came to a standstill after heavy snowfall. About three years ago, on 20 October 2017, Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of five schemes worth Rs 700 crore in Dham.
Adi Guru Shankaracharya is believed to have taken samadhi at Kedarnath. The tomb is located behind the temple of Kedarnath. It is said that when Kedarnath was flooded in 2013, a rock miraculously guarded the temple by stopping at the tomb.
Shankaracharya Samadhi Sthal is also included in 5 plans of 700 crores. He spoke of making it divine and grand.
On November 7, 2018, the Prime Minister again visited Kedarnath to inspect the reconstruction work. The construction work of the Samadhi Sthal of Adiguru Shankaracharya behind the temple has been resumed after four and a half months.
The executive organization is erecting a bar net for a three round RCC wall on the raft of the tombstone site of Wood Stone Adiguru Shankaracharya. The reconstruction of the Samadhi Sthal of Adiguru Shankaracharya near the divine rock on the left side behind the Kedarnath temple was started in October 2018.
In about one year the work of raft was completed by digging six meters deep and 36 meters circular. The reconstruction of the Samadhi Sthal of Adiguru Shankaracharya has been resumed. Devendra Singh Bisht, team in-charge of Wood Stone Construction Company, Kedarnath said that there are hundred workers engaged in these works.
Other work including construction of a bridge over the Mandakini river to connect
Adi Shankaracharya and Guru Gorakhnath have made a profound impact on the Siddha and saint tradition of India. Even today, whatever tradition, sector arena of saints, and saints exists in India, they have all been related to the tradition of Shankaracharya or Guru Gorakhnath.
Shankaracharya was born on Vaishaka Shukla Panchami to Namboodri Brahmin at a place called Kalri in Malabar region of Kerala. At the age of just 32, he attained nirvana and went to Brahmlok. At this very young age, he traveled all over India and established 4 monasteries to unite Hindu society in one thread. Shankaracharya of the 4 Maths is considered the central Acharya of Hindus. There are many other monasteries under them. The 4 major monasteries are-
1. Vedanta Gyanamath, Sringeri (South India).
2. Govardhan Math, Jagannathpuri (East India)
3. Sharda (Kalika) Math, Dwarka (Western India)
4. Jyotirpeeth, Badrikashram (North India)