Madmaheshwar is at an elevation of 3490 mts above sea - level in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand India.
Madmaheshwar is one of the most important of the Panch Kedars and it is visited by thousands of tourist and pilgrims from all over the world.
The Panch Kedars temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The hump is worshipped at Kedarnath , the arms at Tungnath , the face at Rudranath , the navel at Madhmaheshwar and the head at Kalpeshwar.
The Madmaheshwar temple is a beautiful rock temple. Inside the temple is the Swayambhu shivaling representing the navel of Lord Shiva. Outside of the temple there is the Nandi Bull and also a small shrine of Gauri Shankar and Parvati.
About 300 mts above Madmaheshwar is the Budha ( old ) Madmaheshwar also called as Budha Kedar. It is a small shrine made of piled rocks and has a black stone lingam representing the Budha Kedar.
Madmaheshwar offers a fantastic 360° view of the Nanda Devi, Panchachullis, Bandarpooch, Kedarnath, Neelkant and the Chaukhamba peaks of the garhwal himalayas.
The temple opens every year in the month of ( April - May ) depending upon the climatic conditions and closes gate in the third week of November.
During the winters the idol of the temple is moved to Okhimath and later duly returned on the opening of the temple.
Madmaheshwar Yatra is a part of Garhwal tourism, and the local languages spoken are Gadhwali and Hindi.
Heavy snowfall during winters and landslides during rainy season can disrupt your visit to this shrines so the summer season from May to June is the best time to visit Madmaheshwar.