As indicated in the classic Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, that the Pandavas went to the Prayag to cleanse their transgressions of war and kneeled for retribution before Lord Shiva. The Lord being maddened by their deed evaded the Pandavas in the disguise of a perfect bull. The Pandavas pursued the bull into the terrains & caves Garhwali Himalayas. In the mountains, satisfied by the Pandavas determination and contrition, Lord Shiva emerged before each & every Pandavas as a piece of that perfect bull. The places where these appearances took place came to be known as the Panch Kedars. The Madhyamaheshwar Temple is the place where the destroyer god Lord Shiva showed his divine grace from the navel cavity of the bull. The temple is based on stone engineering and is supported by the greenery of the Himalayas and the snow covers.
The temple is made of black stone and a navel shaped Shiva lingam. The Madhyamaheshwar and Rudranath temples are supposedly the toughest pilgrimage site to travel to among the Panchkedar temples as devotees have to travel 30 km and 21 km respectively on foot to reach there. The temple architecture is classic north Indian style.
Other than being a religious destination, the Madhyamaheshwar temple is also a well-known trekking destination. It is a paradise for trekkers through the beautiful meads and mountains. The region is mystically covered by the snow-capped Himalayas and lush green alpine meadows and dense forest acts as its backdrop. The region has rich flora and fauna, particularly the endangered species of Himalayan Monal pheasant and Himalayan Musk Deer in the Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary. The Madhyamaheshwar Temple is very accessible to the devotees and the travelers.