The moment one catches the first glimpse of the majestic Kedarnath Temple perched at a staggering height of 3,500 meters, one could sense the feeling of elation takes over as he or she gradually nears to the divine shrine. It is as if the mountains parted to reveal the Kedarnath shrine which drew the devotee nearer and nearer.
Kedarnath temple exuberates the ethereal energies of many yogis who lived here for thousands of years and hence it holds significance in the spiritual quest for many souls. Adi Shankaracharya left his body at this place after he established religious circuit of Char Dhams in India.
What is Shiva?
Sadhguru demystifies the divinity that surrounds Kedarnath. According to the mystic himself, the word ‘Shiva’ means ‘that which is not’. Nothingness. Absence of existence. The modern science’s flagship Big Bang theory clearly claims that everything came to existence from nothing and will end into nothingness. The universe itself is a vast space of nothingness with galaxies just tiny sparks of matter. This nothingness is Shiva. In yogic traditions, Shiva is not seen as a god but Adiyogi or the first Yogi who imparted the science of inner wellbeing to the world with the help of his seven disciples, the Saptarishis.
The Sound of Shiva
Kedarnath is a gift bestowed by the Lord Himself to the spiritual seekers which is filled with great bundle of energy as many yogis shed their bodies here. The mere utterance of ‘Shiva’ at Kedarnath reverberates the whole region and adds a new dimension to the place. No wonder visiting Kedarnath is one of a kind of experience and recommended for everyone before they get too old.
Sadhguru recalls one of his journeys into the Himalayas, when he visited Kedarnath Temple all alone many years ago. After travelling the whole distance from Haridwar to Gaurikund on top of the bus, he finally reached Kedarnath. He trekked to Kanti Sarovar from there. Kanti Sarovar is here Shiva explained the yogic science to his disciples. Once there, he sat on a rock beside the lake and imbibed every form around him. Gradually, everything around him started to lose form and only nada (sound) existed. The lake, the mountain, he himself ceased to exist in rupa (form) – only in nada. Everything was just sound.
The modern science also believes everything is sound – a form of energy. Every form has a sound and every sound has a form. All creation is nothing but energy in movement which is called a vibration. Each vibration has its own sound, colour, visual pattern. When the vibration is slow enough we recognize it as our material world. No wonder Om is called the sound of the universe. Om Namah Shivay!
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Reference article: Isha Foundation