Kedarnath Temple History
As per the Legend, Pandavas after victory in the battle over Kauravas thought of visiting Varanasi to get rid of the sin of killings their brothers. Lord Siva was not willing to offer Darshan to the Pandavas and took the form of a bull and moved to Guptakashi. On knowing this Pandavas reached Guptakashi seeking blessings from Lord Siva. Lord Siva who was not willing to offer Darshan, tried to enter underground. On seeing this Bhima, tried to hold bull's hump. Lord Siva went underground leaving hump in the hands of Pandava brother. The hump was installed and worshipped at Kedarnath.
Pandavas installed and offered prayers to the hump, which later turned into a rock form. Lord Siva was pleased and offered Darshan to the Pandavas and absolved the Sins. The other shrines near Kedarnath where Lord Siva is worshipped are Tungnath for arms, Rudranath for face, Kalpeshwar for hair, Madmaheshwar for Naval. All these five Shrines, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Kalpeshwar and Madmaheshwar are called as Panch Kedar.