temple, bares with Kedarnath shrine many aspects, like location, origin,
history, divinity, traditions, pilgrim influx and the like. Similarities between
the two permeate and analogies strike the eye of the pilgrim at every stage of journey, but only to differ in
fundamentals at the destination. It is a
Vaishnava Kshetra first and last, dedicated to Sri Maha Vishnu, the most
;powerful among the Trio. For the pure religionists, the difference is as wide
as ocean, but for the ordinary devotees, whose knowledge dreads hearing the hair-splitting arguments, it is quite
as important and good as that of Kedarnath.
And lo! Such children of God are millions and they hasten to both of them with
equal fervour and offer prayers with ardour that does not betray any difference,
even if seen with a microscope.