Kedarnath – A sacred pilgrimage temple located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and one among the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Every year devotees around India and the world visit here to be a part of spiritual energy. This year 2021 the yatra is been suspended for the month of May and June 21 because of the Covid pandemic and no one was allowed to be a part of this yatra. Only priests were allowed to enter shrines and perform rituals as ordered by the High Court of Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board. The shrines were opened from May 13 to May 18 respectively.
Even last year, Yatra was suspended initially up to June and later resumed for the public where they need to take their RT-PCR Negative test report along with them. For this year again people have to carry their test report and follow covid guidelines in order to make it smooth bur till now no dates have been disclosed by Government of Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj has said to open shrines in a phased way considering to open for people district wise and then for other states. Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarakashi will be the first districts to open. Devotees have to follow strict Covid protocols along with negative test reports and both the vaccination dose has been taken.
Kedarnath Shrine was opened on 17-may-2021 at 5 am along with the rituals and puja archana. Pilgrim/devotees are not allowed to visit chardham till further notice so meanwhile, you can click here for the online darshan of Chardham and can listen to live aarti. If you want to book online for Puja/ Path/ Bhog and want to pay a donation please visit their official website www.badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in
We all are waiting for the auspicious yatra to resume as early as possible so we can visit these holy places and get bonded with eternal love with our God. May God flourish everyone and bring peace and happiness within ourselves. May almighty save everyone from this pandemic and gives us the power to fight against every odds.
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