The walls of the Kedarnath Temple are to be gold-plated at a cost of Rs. 300 crores, as per a proposal by the Shri Kedarnathji Mandir Committee. However, this proposal has been opposed by a section of priests, who argue that the gold-plating will destroy the age-old architecture of the temple. The Kedarnath temple is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the 12 ‘jyotirlinga’ temples, which are said to be the most sacred sites for Hindus. The temple is architecturally unique, with its main structure made of granite. The proposal for gold-plating the walls of the Kedarnath temple has been met with criticism from some quarters. However, the Shri Kedarnathji Mandir Committee is adamant that the move will help attract more pilgrims to the temple.
The Kedarnath temple is a Hindu shrine located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. The temple is situated at an elevation of 3,583 m (11,755 ft) and is one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. The main idol in the temple is a lingam, which is a symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple walls are made of granite and are plated with gold. The temple is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glaciers. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pandavas, a mythical Hindu dynasty. It is also believed that the temple was visited by Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. The temple has been a site of pilgrimage for Hindus for centuries. In recent years, the number of pilgrims has increased significantly, due to the growing popularity of the Kedarnath temple. Recently, a group of priests has raised concerns about the gold plating of the temple walls.