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Kedarnath is a town located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India

Kedarnath is one of the four sites in the Char Dham Yatra 

The temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas 

Kedarnath Temple is believed to have been built by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century

According to mythology, it is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva absolved Pandavas from their sins after the Kurukshetra war

The trek to Kedarnath involves a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) uphill journey from Gaurikund, the starting point

In 2013, Kedarnath faced a severe natural disaster when heavy rainfall and flash floods caused widespread destruction in the region

The Bhim Shila rock is also said to have protected the temple from the devastating floods and landslides that occurred in 2013 

Helicopter services are available from Guptkashi, Phata and Sirsi 

The Kedarnath Temple is open to devotees only from late April to early November