Opening and Closing Date of Kedarnath Temple 2021

Kedarnath Temple Opening Closing

Kedarnath Temple Opening Closing Date 2021

The Kedarnath Temple located in the Garhwal Himalayan range of Uttarakhand is a holy place for Hindus and is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Details regarding the formation of this temple is still unknown till the date. There is no way to reach this temple completely by road and therefore facilities of pony and manchan are made available. Kedarnath is one of the four major sites of Chota Char Dham pilgrimage. It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Devotees in large number from all over the country visits this temple every year. In this post details about Kedarnath Temple Opening Closing Date 2021 are provided.

Opening Date for Kedarnath Temple 2021

On the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, the date for opening of the Kedarnath temple is announced. Generally, the temple open in the last week of April or first week of May. Tentative date for opening of Kedarnath Temple can be checked below.

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date 2021- 1st week of May 2021, 6 am

Announcement of Kedarnath Temple Opening Date 2021

A panel decides the date for opening of the Kedarnath Temple and the temple is opened accordingly. Final decision made regarding the temple opening is announced by the Pandits on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. A long pooja archana is carried out on the day of opening of the temple.

Closing Date for Kedarnath Temple 2021

The Kedarnath Temple closes once the winter arrives as it is quite insecure to travel to such destinations. The temple closes normally in the month of October or November every year on dates decided by the concerned authority. Actual date for next year has not been announced yet but you can check the tentative date here:

Kedarnath Temple Closing Date 2021- 3rd week of November 2021

Announcement of Kedarnath Temple Closing Date 2021

Announcement regarding the closing date for Kedarnath Temple 2021 is done by the Mandir Committee and the temple closes on Bhai Dooj. Puja archana at a large scale is carried out on the day of closing of the temple.

Best Time to Visit Kedarnath Temple

The time before the beginning of monsoon that is in July month is considered as the best time for visiting the holy temple of Kedarnath.

Interesting Fact- After closing of the Kedarnath Temple, the deity is carried down to Ukhimath where it is worshiped for the next six months, till the temple reopens.


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