No obstacle can stop the pilgrims when it is a call from the Almighty. For this, the portals of Kedarnath Temple has opened on 9th May 2019, and thousands of pilgrims visited to pay homage to Baba Bholenath. With this, the dates for opening the doors of Rudranath and Madhyamaheshwar has been announced. The doors of Rudranath will be opened on 19th May and those of Madhyamaheshwar will be opened on 21st May.
The doors of Rudranath will be opened with all the ritualistic ceremonies. The chief priest of the temple Pandit. Harish Bhatt, stated that on 16th May the idol of Rudranath would be removed from the sanctum of Gopinath Temple and will be placed in the temple’s vicinity for the pilgrims to worship once the necessary rituals are done. Early morning on 17th May, the deity would leave His winter abode at Gopinath Temple and move through Gangol village and Sagar village and take an overnight halt at the Panar Bugyal. Next day i.e, 18th May, the deity would reach the temple accompanied by hundreds of pilgrims. And on the final day i.e., 19th May the doors of the Rudranath Shrine will be opened.
On 17th and 18th May, the deity will be out of the temple. On 20th May the pilgrims along with the authorities in charge will stop at the Omkareshwar Temple in Ransi Village and further on 21st May, early morning the Doli will depart for Madhyamaheshwar when the doors of the temple will be opened.
One of the five interconnected shrines of Panch Kedar, Rudranath Temple is located at an altitude of approx 11,800 ft. above the sea level in Uttarakhand. The setting of this natural rock temple is amidst bright rhododendron, dwarf and alpine pastures which appears to be a great sight. Apart from seeking blessings, pilgrims can even indulge in trekking expedition here to relish the pristine natural beauty of Uttarakhand.
How to Reach?
The trek to Rudranath will start from Gopeshwar or Sagar Village in Uttarakhand which is a 21 km trek to Rudranath.
Nestled in the higher Garhwal Himalayas, Madhyamaheshwar Temple is believed to be built by the Pandavas. The temple is built in classic north Indian architecture style in the middle of the best landscape and scenic vistas. Once done with paying homage to Lord Shiva, pilgrims can indulge in sightseeing tour and explore the scenic beauty all around.
How to Reach?
One has to travel to Ukhimath from where travellers can hire a cab/taxi to Ransi from where the trek to Madhyamaheshwar will start covering a distance of approx 14 km.
This was all about the updates on portals of Rudranath and Madhyamaheshwar Temple to be opened.
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