Restoring Kedarnath’s Historic Legacy

JSW marks its first step towards rebuilding the Shri Adi Shankaracharya’s samadhi

JSW Commences the Reconstruction of Samadhi in Kedarpuri

JSW Group Chairman, Mr Sajjan Jindal, today performed the ground-breaking ceremony to commence reconstruction of the Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi at Kedarpuri in Uttrakhand. 

In 2017, JSW Group had signed an MoU with the Government of Uttarakhand towards the reconstruction and restoration of Kedarnath. The company also committed to the reconstruction and restoration of the Adi Shankaracharya Kutir along with a museum, Ghats on River Saraswati, reconstruction of the Teerth Purohit (priests) houses and other infrastructural facilities related to the houses in Kedarpuri.


The JSW Group will also set up a museum to provide pilgrims a glimpse into the life of Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The reconstruction of the samadhi and the museum is expected to be completed by 2020.

“We are grateful to Lord Shiva for giving us an opportunity to reconstruct Shri Adi Shankaracharya’s samadhi at Kedarpuri as well as establish the museum based on his life. The samadhi & the museum will be a symbol of Shankaracharya-ji’s life & teachings as an example for all of us to follow. Through this project, JSW Group is committed to creating a Better Everyday for pilgrims visiting Kedarnath.”

Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group

About Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi

Shri Adi Shankaracharya was a renowned Indian philosopher and theologian of the 8th century, who is credited for unifying and establishing the current thoughts of Hinduism. The Samadhi at Kedarpuri will be a tribute to Adi Shankaracharya’s life and his contributions to society. It will have a spiral, geometrical design with ramps leading to the statue of Shri Adi Shankarachrya, which will be placed at the centre. The new layout has been carefully designed to place the samadhi at an important spatial position vis-à-vis the main temple. The ramps leading up to the sculpture are meant to represent the journey and the many phases of life, while the water spiral at the centre signifies the purification of the soul.