1. Construction of the revered shrine of Kedarnath as mentioned in the ancient scriptures took place during the 8th century AD by Adi Shankaracharya on the site where the Pandavas of the Mahabharata legend are the ones believed to have built a temple. 2. The most renowned narrative of Kedarnath takes us back to the period of the Pandavas, who pleaded forgiveness from Lord Shiva after slaying their half-brothers, the Kauravas, in the notorious conflict on the instruction of Lord Krishna.
1. The Temple opens on Akshaya Tritiya Day, April or May, and continues to spread until Bhai Dooj, October or November. 2. On Mahashivratri, the official start date gets announced. 3. The Temple is only open for 6 or 7 months out of the year. The temple’s Kapats remain closed for the remainder of the year, and there aren’t many tourists.