Kedarnath is one among the 12 Jyotirlingas of lord Shiva located in the in the Garhwal Himalayan region on the bank of Mandakini river in Uttarakhand India. The temple is remain open only between the months of April and November for public due to extreme weather conditions. It was built in around 8 th century by Aadi Guru Shankracharya, the temple has Pali inscriptions on its wall. From centuries sages and devotees have travelled to Kedarnath for worshipping lord Shiva, as it is believed that travelling to Kedarnath helps to attain the salvation as per the Hindus mythology. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites for Hindus, and thousands of pilgrimage come here every year. This great amount of travellers has resulted in emergence of various small shops near and around Kedarnath Temple. There are no separate markets, store, and mall available in the area. It just only small stalls and rustic shops besides and nearby the temple. From where one can shop for souvenirs to take back home. These small shops sell portrait and photographs of Kedarnath and Badrinath. Apart from the portrait and framed picture one can also shop for the various other articles such as Rudraksh Malas which is made from Rudraksh, an important fruit which is quite significan for Hindus as it is believed that the tree is originated from the tear of Lord shiva. Besides this shops here also sell different kind of small Shivalingas made from rock, crystal and wood, Saligrams, herbs, precious stones, and Tulsi beads are also there in the list of shopping in Kedarnath. Now if you have started shopping in Kedarnath despite of less shops then do not miss the ornamental brass work. You can purchase these beautifully embellished brass articles as souvenirs for the purpose of gifting to you near and dear ones. Some shops in Kedarnath also sell woollen and beautiful intricately designed local handicrafts.