Badrinath & Kedarnath Shrines Reopens for Pilgrims in Uttarakhand India
05/19/2010

Nearly after six-months of winter break, the doors of Badrinath shrine will be thrown open for public today. Meanwhile, the Kedarnath shrine, an abode of Lord Shiva nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, were reopened for public amidst loud chants of ‘Har Har Mahadev' and recitation of Vedic hymns on the morning of 18th May 2010.

Online PR News – 19-May-2010 – – Nearly after six-months of winter break, the doors of Badrinath shrine will be thrown open for public today. Meanwhile, the Kedarnath shrine, an abode of Lord Shiva nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, were reopened for public amidst loud chants of ‘Har Har Mahadev' and recitation of Vedic hymns on the morning of 18th May 2010. For more information http://www.chardham-pilgrimage-tour.com/

Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and his wife were amongst the first ones to have visited the Kedarnath temple as the chief priest threw open its doors at 7 AM in the morning after the ‘Dwar Pujan’ ritual. Scores of pilgrims had gathered at the Kedarnath temple for the ‘Mandir Parikarma’ and to get a view of the auspicious Shiva Lingam.

Coinciding with the auspicious day of "Akshya Tritiya", the Chardham yatra comprising pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri was kicked off on Sunday the 16th of May. The portals of both Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines were also reopened to pilgrims with the chanting of hymns & shlokas by the priests of these temples.

Expressing his happiness at the arrival of a huge number of devotees to witness the opening ceremony at Kedarnath, Mr. Nishank said “We invite all to come and seek the blessings of the lord at Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Pilgrims should also try to visit other auspicious destinations like Tungnath, Rudranath, Madmaheshwar and Kalpeshwar that form the ‘Panch Kedar' along with Kedarnath. Our government has made special arrangements for the safety and security of all the pilgrims.”

The present temple at Badrinath was built by Adi Shankaracharya in the eighth century A.D. This temple stands adjacent to the site where the Pandavas are believed to have built a Shiva temple.

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About Chardham Yatra:

Char Dham Yatra is the most popular pilgrimage centre in Uttarakhand,India. It comprises of 4 most popular temples namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. It is believe that going for a Chardham Yatra releases an individual from all sins. For more information about Char Dham Yatra 2010 visit http://www.chardham-pilgrimage-tour.com/