Kedarnath Yatra 2023: Kedarnath is a divine Hindu town situated in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India. It comes under one of the Char Dhams situated in the Himalayas. It is located at an marvelous height of 3584 meters above sea level near the head of Mandakini River.
The temple lies between the majestic snow-capped Garhwal Himalayan ranges and this holy place has attractions from thousands of tourists each year. The Kedarnath temple opening date and time is depend on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritya and is announced on the Maha Shiva Ratri every year. The priests of Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple decide the opening date for Kedarnath Temple after calculation of Panchang. As per their calculations, the doors of the holy temple may likely be opened in the First week of May in the morning with special Pooja. Opening Date of Kedarnath will be announced on Mahashivratri.
The Kedarnath temple closing date is basically fixed and on the last week of October, the temple may be closed for winter after Pooja archana in morning. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, pilgrims were not able to visit the Kedarnath Dham temple properly from past few years. They had to follow some rules and strict regulation according to the govt guidelines. The registration lines will begin on the official website of Kedarnath Dham, pilgrims just need to visit badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in and complete the registration on the website for the darshan.
Kedarnath Yatra 2023 Highlights
|Booking||Kedarnath Yatra Registration 2023|
|Temple Opens||First week of May 2023|
|Temple Open Timing||06:25 AM|
|Registration Begins||April 2023|
Kedarnath Yatra 2023 Dates
|Kedarnath-Opening Date||Closing Date|
|First week of May 2023 (Expected)||Last week of October 2023|
Kedarnath Yatra 2023 Opening & Closing Ceremony
The temple opening ceremony attracts a huge number of pilgrims every year. The opening day of Kedarnath Kapaat is one of the most optimistic moment for many devotees visiting Kedarnath from all across India and the world. The gates of Kedarnath Temple gets opened after long hours of Pooja by Rawal and Pujaris of Kedarnath Dham. Visitors will be eligible for darshan only after first opening Puja at Kedarnath Temple by pujaris.
Kedarnath Dham closing ceremony is done in a very grand way by Garhwal Bands taking Baba Kedarnath Doli to Winter Abode of Kedarnath which is Omkareshwar Temple, Ukhimath.
Kedarnath Yatra in Winters
During winters, from the initial month of November, Kedarnath temple witness very heavy snowfall and all the routes to the Kedarnath town are closed. The temple is also closed for 6 months. The holy statue of Lord Shiva, gets shifted from Garhwal (Kedarkhand) to Ukhimath. It is put back at Kedarnath, during the first week of May. During this time, the doors of the temple are open for the pilgrims, who gather from all parts of India and world, for a holy yatra. Every year, the shrine closes during Kartik week, on the day of Bhai Dooj which usually falls in the month of October-November and reopens after Akshay Tritya (April- May). During the closure of shrine, it is immersed in the snow and pooja is performed at Ukhimath.
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, pilgrims were not able to visit the Kedarnath Dham temple properly from past few years. They had to follow some rules and strict regulation according to the govt guidelines. However, in 2023, devotees will easily be able to visit and have a darshan of Shri Kedarnath Ji in a proper manner. The registration lines will begin on the official website of Kedarnath Dham, pilgrims just need to visit badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in and complete the registration on the website for the darshan. Along with the online registration, visitors also have to do a pre-registration on the official website which will be opened in the first week of May 2023. Devotees need to go to the official website of the Uttarakhand Kedarnath Devasthana, Management Board, and register themselves.
Besides visiting and darshan, devotees can also register themselves on the website for the pooja or aarti. After the completion of the registration, you will receive an e-pass which you have to carry along with an ID proof during visit to the temple for the verification process.
Procedure to Download Kedarnath Yatra E Pass Online
Devotees should follow the complete guide given below in order to download Kedarnath Yatra E Pass through online mode:
- Go to the authorized portal of UCDDMB i.e. registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in. to complete the registration.
- Next, log in there by using your registered email ID or mobile no.
- Carefully follow the on-screen instructions, in case you haven’t registered yourself on the website.
- Once all the details are submitted, you will receive an e-pass, you can save the e- pass on your phone and later take a print of the same for visiting the temple