Shri Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee has started the preparation for declaring the opening date of Kedarnath Temple for 2017. All preparations are going on Omkareshwar Temple at Ukhimath. On 24th February, Mahashivratri will be celebrated and date of opening of Kedarnath also be declared.
Each year the shrine of Kedarnath gets closed for winters and the palki of Lord Kedarnath move to Ukhimath’s Omkareshwar Temple. Following the legendary tradition, the date of opening is decided on the occasion of Mahashivratri. The temple committee has strted preparation to declared the auspicious day of Kedarnath opening.
The temple committee official told that on the day of Mahashivratri, various priests present in Omkareshwar Temple will calculate Panchang and then declare the auspicious date of opening of Kedarnath Dham for 2017.
On the other side, Badrinath dham opening date has been decided and schedule to open on 06 May, 2017. There has been a tradition of first opening of Kedarnath temple before Badrinath temple. The Kedarnath temple opening day depends on auspicious time of Akshay Tritya and this year it is going to fall on 28th April. So most probably it will be going same day for opening of Kedarnath temple.