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KedarnathKedarnath temple opening date (25th February, 2017): The Kedarnath temple’s kapat is going to open on 3rd May, 2017 at 8:50 AM, this year. The date was released on the occasion of Mahashivaratri (24th February, 2017) at Onkareshwar temple in Ukhimath, Uttarakhand. The declaration was done in the presence of Badri – Kedar Committee’s members and Rawal Bhimashankar Linga. The doli of Baba Kedar shall be carried from Onkareshwar temple, Ukhimath to Kedarnath on 30th April, 2017.

About temple: The temple is magnificent in its style and architecture, and  to construct such a temple at this height over one thousand  years ago (believed to be this old) must have been quite a feat.  The temple must have been constructed when the temple architecture in India was at its peak, but it is difficult to understand the devotion and resources of the person, certainly a devout royalty, who got this made in this difficult terrain where the working season is maximum six months only.  There are no historical records relating to its origin and construction.  It is built of extremely large evenly cut, grey slabs of stone on a rectangular platform.  The temple has a mandapam and a garbh griha.  In the centre of the garbh griha there is a conical rock formation, encircled by a narrow pradakshina path, which is worshipped as Lord Shiva.  In the mandapam, right in front of the Shiva pinda, is Nandi, the divine bull and Shiva’s mount, whilst in the courtyard facing the garbha griha is another large Nandi.  There are many idols and subordinate temples on the outer pradakshina path.  The Shiva pinda is considered one of the twelve jyotirlings of Lord Shiva….. read more.

How to reach Kedarnath from New Delhi:

Delhi to Haridwar: by Bus (6- 7 hrs.)/ train (6 – 7 hrs.) / airplane (less than 1 hr. in air) 

Haridwar to Guptakashi: by Bus (10 – 11 hrs) / car or jeep (09 – 10 hrs.)

Guptakashi to Gaurikund: 31km by road and  16km trek further to Kedarnath… read more

Note: Night journey is not allowed in Garhwal region starting from Rishikesh (25 km from Haridwar).

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