Save Kedarnath Initiative

Kedarnath (केदारनाथ) is a Hindu holy village located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This holy shrine is located in the Western Himalayan Mountains of India and is among the bounty of most beautiful places on earth.

Among one of the most remote places, Kedarnath is located abve 3584 meter above sea level, near the head of river Mandakini, an important tributary of river Ganges, and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks and lush green pasture.

Kedarnath hosts one of the holiest Hindu temples, the Kedarnath Temple, a beautiful and unique architect of fine engineering that was raised thousands of years back, and is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims and a beautiful place visited by tourists from around the world.

As per Hindu mythology the Kedarnath temple exist from the Mahabharata Era when the Pandavas were supposed to have pleased Lord Shiva by doing penance there.

However, with increased influx of tourists and pilgrims in the city Kedarnath, during last few years there is indiscriminate urbanization and haphazard infrastructure development, that posed pollution threats to the natural resources and particularly to the flowing river Mandakini, that forms part of river Ganges.

There is an urgent need to save this bounty of nature, its ever known holiness, the ecology and river ecosystem. This website is under development with the voluntary support of a group of Youths from the Kedarnath valley. Till we develop it fully people may like to contact us at vajpai@chimalaya.org  to contribute and write here.

Jai Kedar!