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Kedarnath Temple Safe But Closed For 2013

Kedarnath Temple region was the worst hit during the torrential rains and flash flood that lashed the Uttarakhand region in June 2013. Kedarnath Temple is safe but will remain closed for a year. 18-km stretch between Gaurikund and Kedarnath is the worst hit region. There is nearly eight to ten feet debris in the area.

Kedarnath Temple is part of the Char Dham Yatra in UttarakhandIndia. In 2013, Kedarnath Temple opened on May 14, 2013. The annual pilgrimage to the temple attracts thousands of people. Annually, the temple closes during Diwali. The shrine remains closed during the harsh winter period (November to April).

In 2013, the early monsoon and the flash flood that accompanied it caused havoc in the region. There is no idea regarding the number of deaths. 

Roaring waters of River Mandikini in Kedarnath Valley washed away all encroachments.

The ancient Kedarnath Temple alone stands. Much of these shops and hotels were built on encroached land. Nearly 40 hotels on the banks of Mandakini River was destroyed.