Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India. This ancient temple oozes peace and sanity with its exquisite architecture. Inside the temple, there is a conical rock formation that is worshipped as Lord Shiva in his “Sadashiva” form. All year long, Kedarnath is filled with worshippers from around the globe. However, the Pilgrims are advised to avoid harsh winter and monsoon months. The path leading to the temple gets highly dangerous during peak monsoons as landslides and floods are very common during this time of the year. The journey to Kedarnath temple is best possible from May to June and September to October. Scroll down to know about the opening date of Kedarnath in 2023.
The opening and closing dates of Kedarnath for this year are not yet revealed. However, the tentative date for the opening of Kedarnath in 2023 is 26 April 2023 and Kedarnath will close in November. Priests at Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple calculate the Panchang every year to determine the date of Kedarnath’s opening.
Taking calculations into account, It is anticipated that the temple’s doors will be opened on 26 April 2023 (tentatively) in the morning with a special Pooja. Mahashivratri will mark the date for the announcement of the opening date of Kedarnath in 2023.
This year, sources suggest that two days after Bhai Dooj, the Kedarnath will be closed for the pilgrims on Diwali. Kedarnath temple will close after the morning Pooja Archana. There will be an official announcement on Vijaydashmi regarding the closing date of Kedarnath Dham in 2023.
Every year, thousands of pilgrims visit Kedarnath to attend the opening ceremony of Kedarnath Dham. The closing ceremony of Kedarnath is also a huge celebration. During that time Garhwal bands escort Baba Kedar Doli to Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath, which serves as Kedarnath’s winter residence.
Let us know in the comment section, how many of you will be attending the opening ceremony of Kedarnath this year. For the time being, we can just wait for the official announcement of the opening date of Kedarnath in 2023.