One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Shri Kedarnath Dham, will have its doors opened on April 25 according to a statement made at a programme held at Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath. The day of the doors opening is traditionally chosen on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri. Shri Kedarnath Temple’s kapat is currently closed for the year. However visitors can still get holy blessings at Omkareshwar Temple’s winter residence.
Religious rites for Shivratri began early in the morning
The Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) had made exceptional arrangements for the ceremony. Including the floral decoration of the whole temple complex.
Religious rites for Shivratri began early in the morning at the Omkareshwar temple. The temple priests gave bhog and Mahabhishek Puja in the sanctum sanctorum after bathing and dressing God. Following this, Vedpathi Panchag announced the day Kedarnath Dham’s doors will open.
The employees, students, and “Mahila Mangal Dal” of the temple committee will continue to sing bhajans throughout the day on the grounds of the Omkareshwar temple.
Earlier, on the occasion of Basant Panchami, a special event was held at Rajmahal in Narendra Nagar to establish the time and day for the opening of the well-known temple. The following morning, April 27, the entrances to Shri Badrinath Dham would be opened.
Know about Kedarnath temple
Kedarnath village, one of India’s most respected religious locations, lies tucked away in the formidable Garhwal Mountains. The village, which is centred around the famed Kedarnath temple, is situated close to the Chorabari glacier, which is where the Mandakini river originates, at an elevation of 3,580 metres. The magnificently designed old temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is made of extraordinarily big but uniformly shaped grey stone slabs. Within the temple, a conical rock formation is revered as Lord Shiva in his “Sadashiva” form. One of Lord Shiva’s 12 Jyotirlingas in India is the Lord Shiva temple in Kedarnath. It is a stop on the Char Dham pilgrimage route. The Kedarnath mountain, Kedar Dome, and other Himalayan peaks are located behind the Kedarnath temple.