Kedarnath Temple Opening Date 2021

As the dates of Chardham Yatra are decided by Char Dham Temple committee followed by religious rituals according to the Hindu Panchang. The date for the opening of Kedarnath Dham Yatra 2021 will be announced on the auspicious occasion of Shiv Ratri – 11th March 2021. However, the closing date of Kedarnath Dham is fixed which is on Bhai Dooj/ Yama Ditiya.

Opening and Closing Date of Shri Kedarnath Dham in 2021

Opening Date - 17 May 2021 (Tentative)
Closing Date - 6 Nov 2021

How the Kedarnath Temple Opening & Closing Dates are Decided?

A religious ceremony is performed, followed by Hindu Panchang to decide the opening and closing dates of Char Dham Yatra. Chardham Shrines blesses the devotees with their presence every year in the month of April- May. However, the dates of the portals are decided by Chardham temple Committee after consulting the priest. Opening dates of the shrines varies for Astrological reasons. Opening date for the Kedarnath Dham is declared by the priests in Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple. The holy shrine of Lord Shiva is moved from Kedarkhand to Ukhimath and reinstalled in Kedarnath after Gudi Padwa and Akshay Tritiya.

Brief Introduction of Shri Kedarnath Temple

Not far from the Gaurikund, at an altitude of 3,581m, in between the lofty mountain peaks in the Mandakini valley lays one of the CharDhams - the divine Shri Kedarnath Temple. More than 1000 years old this, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga mingles with the water of Mandakini and the efficacy of the Himalayan setting.

This sacred temple is made of giant stone slabs over a rectangular platform. Pilgrims from all over the world come here not just to see Lord Shiva but also in some sense seek on a journey to attain Moksha.

This landscape is a combination of natural beauty and divine power. Snow stands still in pride like a crown at the top of the mountain peaks, small villages, glaciers behind the temple adds colour and contrast to the ambiance of this divine sacred place.

It can be considered as one of the sights of a life time for tourists and pilgrims. It is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines.