A temple believed to be constructed by Sankaracharya, Kedarnath temple at the Garhwal region of Himalaya's gains great religious significance. This might be one among the unique temples that demands a tiring trek to have a darshan of the deity. Winter in this region is so severe that the temple remains closed during those months.It is one of the twelve Jyothirlingas and is closelyassociated with Pandavas. It is believed that the Pandavas sought redemption from lord Shiva after the Kurukshethra war against their kith and kin. Reluctant to give pardon, Lord Shiva made himself hidden here in Kedarnath in shape of a bull.