Kedarnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, or self-manifested lingams of Lord Shiva.
It is located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, at an altitude of 3,583 meters (11,755 feet).
Kedarnath is one of the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India, along with Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Badrinath.
The Kedarnath Temple is believed to have been built by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century.
The temple is made of massive stone slabs and is considered to be one of the most ancient and sacred Hindu temples.
The Kedarnath Temple is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and glaciers, making it a scenic and awe-inspiring place to visit.
The Kedarnath Valley is home to a number of other Hindu temples and shrines, including the Vasuki Tal, Chorabari Glacier, and Bhairav Temple.
Kedarnath is a popular trekking destination, and offers stunning views of the Himalayas.
The Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer.
Kedarnath is a fragile ecosystem, and visitors are advised to be mindful of their impact on the environment.