The temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva, is situated in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, at a height of 1,755 feet in the Garhwal Himalayan range next to the Ganga's tributary Mandakini river.

The Kedarnath temple, which scholar Adi Shankara revitalised and rebuilt in the eighth century CE, is thought to have been built by the Pandavas.

The Kedarnath temple's white marble exterior represents harmony and tranquilly.

While the presiding deity is maintained at the Mandapa, the conical Kedarnath Ji statue is kept in the Garbha Griha (sanctum sanatorium).

Every day, the Kedarnath temple opens at 4 am and closes at 9 pm. Between 3 and 5 in the afternoon, there is a brief break. Up to 3 pm, devotees are permitted to touch the Kedarnath Ji lingam and even participate in the Abhishekam.

Due to severe weather, the Kedarnath temple closes for six months at Bhai Dooj and reopens in late April or early May after Akshaya Tritiya.

. The idol is transported during that period to Ukhimath in the Uttarakhand district of Rudraprayag, where it is worshipped for six months.

According to custom, the Veerashaiva group from Karnataka has traditionally been represented by the temple's Raval (chief priest).

Kannada is used to chant the mantras.

The Shri Kedarnath Mandir Act of the Uttar Pradesh government established the Kedarnath Temple Committee, which is responsible for managing the temple.