Kedarnath Temple – Shiva Temple in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India

Kedarnath is one of the four Dhams, or “abodes of God” – one in each cardinal direction. Dvarka lies in the west of India, Puri in the east, Badrinath (for worshippers of Vishnu) or Kedarnath (for worshippers of Shiva) in the north, and Rameshvaram in the  south. The temple is located in a remote valley of the Garhwal Himalaya at 3568 m near the Mandakini river, in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open to the general public only between the months of April and November.