Kedarnath Temple to reopen for devotees on 17 May, Uttarakhand


Kedarnath Temple to reopen for devotees on 17 May

Good news for devotees who have been eagerly waiting to visit Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board announced that the portals of Kedarnath Temple will be reopened on May 17. According to the board, on May 14, the idol of Lord Shiva will be moved out of its winter abode at Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar. The renowned temple is all set to reopen for devotees at 5 AM on May 17.

The famous temple was shut down for devotees on November 16, 2020. And another renowned shrine, Badrinath Temple, which was closed on November 19 last year, is also ready to reopen to devotees on May 18, said the spokesperson.

Gangotri and Yamunotri temples will open to devotees on May 14 and soon after the revered Char Dham Yatra will commence this year after the reopening of the famous four temples.

Every year, the main doors of the four famous Himalayan shrines in Uttarakhand, namely Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are opened to devotees from April to May. These temples remain shut for a period of six month because of heavy snowfall in these regions.

The Chota Char Dham is a prime Hindu pilgrimage circuit. Nestled at the great heights of the great Himalayas are four pilgrim-destinations namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.

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