The famous Hindu philosopher Sri Sankaracharya is considered to be the renovator of the Kedarnath shrine. History says that, in order to propagate his Adwaita Philosophy he had made relentless journeys. It is believed that this great scholar came to Kedarnath and established this holy shrine and one of his four Mathas in 8th century. Shankaracharya Samadhi poses as an idyllic and tranquil location to the devotees. The magnificent temple in the backdrop adds its serenity.