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Annakoot Fair Celebrated in Kedarnath



Annakoot Fair celebrated in Kedarnath

Annakoot Fair celebrated in Kedarnath

Bhatuj (Annakoot) fair in Kedarnath, which has been started one night before Rakshabandhan, concludes with Bhandara on morning next day. Annakoot festival in Kedarnath Dham have been completed. During the fair, the doors of the temple open overnight for the devotees to visit. The Annkut fair (Bhatuj) in Kedarnath is held every year on the night before Raksha Bandhan. Huge pilgrims attend the fair and take darshan of decorated shivlinga from midnight to 04:00 am in morning. Annkut fair is also held in Vishwanath temple in Guptkashi, Ghuneshwar temple in Lamgaundi and Kaleshwar temple in Ukhimath.

On this occasion, the self-styled Linga of Baba Kedar will be coated with rice, jangora and Koni grains. Along with this, the grand priest Shiva Linga will be adorned by the chief priest Kedar Linga. The doors of the temple open overnight for the devotees to see. In the morning, the coat on the Swayambhu Ling will flow into the Mandakini River. According to religious beliefs, Lord Shiva eliminates toxins from grains.



Published Date: August 3, 2020

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