The Panch Kedar – Madhyamaheshwar Temple
Madhyamaheshwar is often called Madmaheshwar. The temple is at an altitude of 3490 meters (11450 feet) above sea level. And is the fourth of the worshiped Panch Kedars. Madmaheshwar is in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.
The Pandavas were looking for Mahadev to seek mercy for sins done during the Mahabharata war. Mahadev, displeased with them, took the form of a bull and was hiding in Guptkashi. When the Pandavas ultimately found him, the bull was divided into five parts. The Pandavas built a temple at each of the spots where the five parts fell.
The 16 km trek to Madhyamaheshwar begins from Ransi Village, which is 21 km from Ukhimath. Jeeps and taxis are available to go to Ransi from Ukhimath. Ukhimath is about 200 km from Haridwar and 42 km from Rudraprayag. A shorter trek of 2 km from here takes you to Vriddh (elderly) Madhyamaheshwar.