The doors of Kedarnath Dham will open on April 25 and devotees will be able to see the Lord. It was formally announced today. The doors of Badrinath Dham temple will open from 27 April.
New Delhi: The date for opening the doors of Kedarnath Dham temple, one of the Chardhams, has been fixed. The doors of Kedarnath Dham Temple will open on April 25 this year. Ajendra Ajay, chairman of the Kedarnath Temple Committee, has given this information.
Earlier, the date of opening the doors of Badrinath Dham was fixed on January 26 only. The doors of Badrinath Dham temple will be opened at 7.10 am on April 27. Before opening the doors of the temple, the journey of the Gaadu Ghada oil urn will start from April 12.
The media in-charge of Shri Badri-Kedar Temple Committee, Dr. Harish Gaur had told that, on January 26 (Basant Panchami), in a religious ceremony at Rajdarbar Narendra Nagar, Rajpurohit Acharya Krishna Prasad Uniyal, with the help of almanac, took out the date for opening the doors of Badrinath Dham. And Maharaja Manujayendra Shah announced the date of the opening of the kapat. At the same time it was said that on Mahashivaratri (February 18), the date for opening the doors of Kedarnath Dham would be decided. Every year on Akshaya Tritiya, the doors of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines are opened. This time Akshaya Tritiya is on 22 April.
Char Dham temples are closed in winter
The Char Dham temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are closed for devotees during winters due to extreme cold due to snowfall. After the winter season, the doors of these four temples are opened for the devotees.
It is said that when the doors of the Dham remain open, the male i.e. Rawal worships here and after closure, Narad Muni takes over the responsibility of worshiping here. There is an ancient temple of Narad ji in Leeladhungi near this temple. Lord Vishnu did penance here. At that time, Mahalakshmi provided shade to Vishnuji by becoming Badri i.e. Ber tree. God was pleased with this dedication of Lakshmiji and named this place as Badrinath.