Kedarnath to reopen on May 8
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 16:19
Dehra Dun: The portals of the famous Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath will be reopened for pilgrims on May 8, officials said on Wednesday.

"Kedarnath temple would be reopened on May 8 at 0500 hrs in the morning," said Chairman of Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee.

The mahurat for reopening of Kedarnath shrine was decided at Omkareshwar temple in Ukhimath, the winter sojourn of Lord Shiva, by priests and other religious leaders on the occasion of Mahashivaratri today, he said.

Kedarnath shrine, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is situated a height of 3,581 metre in Garhwal Himalayas in Rudraprayag district.

After reaching the last road head at Gaurikund, the pilgrims have to undertake an arduous and tough trek of 14 km to reach the shrine.

Kedarnath is among the four Himalayan shrines called Chardhams that include Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The shrines are closed in October-November each year and reopen in April-May as the area remains snow-bound during the period.


First Published: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 16:19

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