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Kedarnath Shrine to reopen on 9 May


DEHRADUN, 4 March (IANS): The sacred portals of the Kedarnath temple, one of the Char Dhams in Uttarakhand, will reopen on 9 May after a gap of nearly six months, officials said on Monday.
The date and timing for the opening was announced on the occasion of Maha Shivratri at Omkareshwar temple, Ukhimath, in Rudraprayag district, which is also the winter sojourn of the Kedarnath Deity. Amid chanting of Vedic hymns and sounds of conches, the priests announced the muhurat.
“The Kedarnath Temple will reopen at 5.35 a.m. on 9 May,” an official of the Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee said. The muhurat for the reopening of the Badrinath Temple has already been announced, which is on 10 May.
All the portals of the four shrines – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri – collectively called Char Dham, are closed in October-November every year and are reopened in April-May after a gap of six months.