Kedarnath temple reopens a year after the Uttarakhand flood tragedy

Uttarakhand, 4 May-2014(ANI): A year after the famous Kedarnath shrine witnessed high scale destruction due to cloud bursting and flash floods, the doors of the temple were re-opened on Sunday.

Kedarnath temple reopens a year after the Uttarakhand flood tragedy

Kedarnath temple reopens a year after the Uttarakhand flood tragedy

The temple is an important part of the ‘Char Dham’ yatra. The annual pilgrimage had begun on Friday with the re-opening of the sacred portals of the Himalayan shrines of Gangotri and Yamunotri for devotees. Last year, massive flash floods in various parts of Uttarakhand had left hundreds of people dead and many others stranded for many days. The shrine of Shiva, visited by Hindu pilgrims from across the world, virtually submerged in mud and slush. The temple has now been restored by the authorities.