The doors of Kedarnath dham has been opened for devotees from today. On this occasion, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami along with his wife Geeta Dhami offered prayers.
On the occasion of the opening of the doors of Kedarnath Dham, one of the country’s 12 Jyotirlingas, thousands of devotees were present. The doors of the temple opened following years old traditional ritual of Vedic chanting. The temple has been decked with 15 quintals of flowers. The portals of the temple closed for winter for six months on November 6 last year.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami along with his wife offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) May 6, 2022
The portals of the temple have been opened today pic.twitter.com/fG2TXYBNbd
According to the auspicious time, the doors of the temple were opened at 6.25 am with Vedic chanting, after which the Rawal (chief priest) entered the temple carrying Baba's doli. On this occasion, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was also present along with 10 thousand devotees. Thousands of devotees from Gaurikund moved towards Kedarnath Dham on Thursday morning. Devotees covered a distance of about 21 km from here on foot, horse or pitthu. The journey that started at 6 in the morning ended at Kedarnath Dham at 4 in the evening. There was an atmosphere of panic due to the arrival of more devotees than capacity, after which thousands of devotees were stopped at Gaurikund. However, everyone was allowed to go to Kedarnath on Friday morning. It is believed that Baba Kedarnath stays in Samadhi for 6 months for the welfare of the world. On the last day of the closing of the doors of the temple, after the offering, one and a half quintals of Bhabhuti is offered. With the opening of the doors, Baba Kedar wakes up from the samadhi. After this, he gives darshan to the devotees.