It was the evening of June 16 2013 that Kedarnath was hit by that pivotal flood that got its wake remarkable debacle in the Himalayan territory of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath itself saw demise on a titanic scale.
The sanctuary before flood.
The Kedarnath valley, alongside different pieces of the province of Uttarakhand, was hit with exceptional blaze floods on 16 and 17 June 2013. On June 16, 2013, at about 7:30 p.m. a landslideand landslides happened close to Kedarnath Temple with boisterous rings of thunder. A colossally noisy ring was heard and immense measure of waters began spouting from Chorabari Tal or Gandhi lake down Mandakini stream at about 8:30 p.m. washing everything ceaselessly in its path.The following day on the seventeenth of June, 2013 at about 6:40 am in the first part of the day waters again began falling at an enormous speed from waterway Swaraswati and Chorabari Tal or Gandhi Tal carrying alongside its stream immense measure of sediment, rocks and stones. An immense rock stalled out behind Lord Kedarnath Temple and shielded it from the desolates of the flood's rage.
The sanctuary after flood.
The rising waters spouted on both the sides of the sanctuary annihilating everything in their way.
Some onlooker saw that, one huge stone that got conveyed up to the sanctuary in rising water and settled at the back side of the Kedarnath Temple, accordingly making block the garbage, occupying the stream to the sides of the sanctuary keeping away from conceivable harm.
Here is an image of that rock that accompanied the rising waters and moored itself directly behind the sanctuary.
Aficionados of Kedar Baba have named this stone as Divya Bheem Shila – or Divine stone of Bheema. At the point when the sanctuary was returned for love a year ago, the ministers offered love at this stone as well. This stone has now become an aspect of the Kedarnath sanctuary holiness. The stone has secured approximately thirty feet away, directly behind the primary sanctuary. It is around 20 feet wide and 12 feet or so tall. Stands as a sentinel against the fury of waters.