It has been announced that the sacred portals of Kedarnath will open for devotees this year from May 6 at 6:25 AM. As per the reports, after a brief religious ceremony held at the Omkareshwar temple on the occasion of Mahashivaratri, the auspicious time and date have been announced for the opening of the sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Referring to this, the Badri-Kedar temple committee official Harish Gaud added that the temple gates will be thrown open on Vrishchik Lagna, further stating that Kedarnath chief priest Rawal Bhimashankar Ling and Badri-Kedar Mandir Samiti president Ajendra Ajay were also present on the said occasion.
Omkareshwar temple of Ukhimath is where Kedarnath is worshipped during winters when the gates of the Himalayan temple remain closed due to snowbound conditions in the area.
Gaud added that the panchmukhi (five faced) idol of Lord Shiva will be leaving in an ornate palanquin, decorated with flowers from the Omkareshwar temple here for Kedarnath on May 2.