Kedarnath Temple- All the things you should know in 2023
Kedarnath Temple will reopen for worshippers from 25th April 2023. The devotees can register for the Chardham Yatra using both the facilities by using online as well as offline methods. People can register online by filling relevant details to Kedarnath's official website at https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in/
The Kedarnath temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located in the upper Garhwal Himalayas. On April 25, 2023, the Kedarnath doors will reopen after being shut for almost six months.
On April 25, the Himalayan temple's gates would open for the devotees at 6:20 am, according to PTI, which cited the Badrinath-Kedarnath Mandir Samiti.
The Mahabhishek Puja at Omkareshwar Temple will start at 4 a.m. Temple priests will perform all religious rites in the sanctum sanctorum to spread positive vibes. After that Lord Kedarnath's Aarti will be at 8:30 in the morning. The temple committee's Acharyas then sat in the Panchkedar Gaddisthal around nine in the morning to calculate the Panchang. Based on calculations from the almanac, the day of Kedarnath's opening was chosen and proclaimed at 9:30 a.m.
The bhajan-kirtan on the grounds of the Omkareshwar temple will be performed by students from Vidyapeeth and along with other members of the temple committee.
Registration for the Kedarnath Yatra in 2023
Worshippers have the option of registering for the Chardham Yatra in both ways whether through offline or online process.
On Chardham Yatra route there are a number of resignation counters from where you can purchase offline registration if you wish too.
How to Register for Chardham Yatra 2023 Online
It can be done by filling your details from the official website at https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in/
Step 1: Go to the www.registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in Chardham Yatra Registration website.
Step 2: After clicking Register/Login, complete the form.
Step 3: The OTP validation on mobile and email will be used by the Chardham Online Registration System to confirm the registration.
Step 4: Log in using your password and mobile phone.
Step 5: A customized dashboard will show up. To enter the panel, click Add/Manage Pilgrims or Tourists.
Step 6: Fill out the form with the information of the trip, which includes the type of tour, the name of the tour, the dates of the pilgrimage, and the total number of travelers, after that save it.
Step 7: A unique number will be issued through SMS following the completion of registration.
Step 8: By completing the above mentioned step you are now eligible for downloading the Chardham Yatra travel registration letter.
When is the best time to go to?
The best months to visit Kedarnath are May, June, July, August, September, October, and November, according to the details mentioned in the official website.
How to Kedarnath Temple
By Air: The Jolly Grant Airport which is located 35 kilometers from Dehradun and 235 kilometers from Kedarnath, is the closest airport with frequent flights that helps to reach the world famous temple. The airport is well connected to Delhi too. In Addition, the Gaurikund and Jolly Grant Airport are well connected by transport highways. One can easily access a taxi from Jolly Grant Airport to Gaurikund.
By Train: You can access the closest train which lies in Rishikesh just 243 Kilometers before Gaurikund on NH58. This railway network connects Rishikesh to the main cities in India. Rishikesh and Gaurikund are well interconnected by transportation highways. There are cabs and buses that travel to Gaurikund from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Tehri, and many more places.
By Road: Major cities in the state of Uttarakhand are easily accessible from Gaurikund via transportation highways. From ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi, buses are accessible for travel to Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar.
On 27th April, 2023 the doors of Badrinath Yatra will be open for the worshippers at 7:10 a.m
Auspicious day of Basant Panchami has been designated as the date for the opening of the Dham portals at Narendra Nagar's Rajmahal in Tehri. The Panchang calculation was used in fixing the date for doors opening as well as to mentain rules and regulations.
Some additional information:
When does the Badrinath Yatra start?
It will start on 27th April 2023 at 7:00 a.m.
What makes the Kedarnath Yatra so well-known?
According to legend, the Pandavas constructed the Shiva Temple in the Kedar Valley before proceeding towards heaven from the Kedarnath pathway. It is known to be the tallest of the 12 Jyotirlingas.
Also Read: A Complete Guide for Kedarnath Trek