some 220 Km from Rishikesh. The Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of
Lord Shiva. Lying against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range, at an
altitude of 3,581 m, the imposing Kedarnath temple is surrounded by lofty snow
covered peaks. One of the the panch Kedar Shrines, the temple was built by Adi
Shankaracharya in the 8th century A.D., standing at the site of an earlier
temple built by the Pandavas. Behind the temple itself is the Samadhi of Adi
Shankaracharya. Chorabari (Gandhi Sarovar) with floating - ice on the crystal
clear waters of the lake and vasuki Tal, another lake at an altitude of 4,150 m
are fascinating sites around Kedarnath. Wild unparalleled scenic beauty, rare
panoramic views of innumerable snow - clad peaks, rhododendron forests. Alpine
meadows make the area utterly enchanting.
Built in the 8th
century A.D., The temple at Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was
renovated and refurbished by the religious reformer and saint, Adi
Shankaracharya in the 8th century. Outside the temple door a large
statue of Nandi the bull, stands as the guardian deity.
of Adi Shankaracharya
the Kedarnath Temple is the Samadhi or the final resting place where the saint
gave up his life.