The structure of Kedarnath temple, center, is unscathed even though floods have caused destruction nearby in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Tuesday.
The floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in northern India came during one of India’s most significant Hindu pilgrimages, the Char Dham in Uttarakhand, the state worst hit by the recent downpours.
From May to October, around 5,000 pilgrims a day trek to Kedarnath Temple, one of four sacred sites on the Char Dham pilgrimage. Vipin Sahni said seven members of his family, who were on their way to Kedarnath Temple, have been missing since Saturday.
Temple offices, pilgrims’ lodgings and houses around the site were damaged by the floodwaters, Mr. Last year, half a million people visited Kedarnath Temple, according to the official website.
Flood in Uttarakhand has been very devastating for the people in the state as well as in the country.
Kedarnath valley is one of those greatly affected areas by the flood where the massive destruction has been noticed. Here are the latest pics from Kedarnath after the flood including the destruction caused by the flood, rescue operations governed by ITBP and Indian navy, people stuck in the flood areas, and more related shots.


Leaving thousands stranded and over hundreds dead in the state of Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal, flash floods, cloudbursts and land slides create havoc.
The area around the temple has been hit by flash floods, said Anil Chandola, a spokesman for the Uttarakhand government. Regular posts from Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires reporters around the country provide a unique take on the main stories in the news, shed light on what else mattered and why, and give global readers a snapshot of what Indians have been talking about all week. A portion of the Kedarnath shrine compound has been washed away, however, the temple authorities have said that there have been no reports of damage to the temple, Press Trust of India reported.
Thousands of people are dead and many are missing due to this disaster in the different flood affected areas of the state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat provided this aerial view of Kedarnath and its surrounding area. More than 40 policemen, who were duty near the Kedarnath shrine, are missing as the rains continued to pound the state. Two choppers ferried about 200 stranded pilgrims from the high altitude Kedarnath shrine to Fata helipad in Rudraprayag district on Tuesday. The buildings in the vicinity of the shrine which housed several hotels and shops have also been damaged in the floods.


Army personnel rescue stranded children and other pilgrims to a safe place in flood-hit Govind Ghat in Chamoli. A view of the overflowing Mandakini River damaging the bridge over it in Kedarnath Valley in Rudraprayag district. More than 5000 people remain stranded in the Kedarnath region and another 15,000 are stuck in Badrinath and nearby areas.
22 helicopters are being used to air-lift and help people stranded in areas around Kedarnath, said Junior Home Minister RPN Singh.
The water levels in the Ganga and its major tributaries have now receded and the rivers are flowing below danger mark.



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