Kedarnath Temple Opening Date in 2017 - Opening and Closing Dates in 2017 of Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple is part of the Char Dham Yatra in UttarakhandIndia. In 2017, the opening date of Kedarnath Temple is May 3, 2017. The temple will close after Diwali on October 19, 2017. Chardham Yatra comprises of pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Himalayas in Uttarakhand in India. The four holy shrines remain closed during winter season from October to April due to heavy snowfall.

Kedarnath shrine is located at an altitude of 3584 m and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one among the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. Legend has it that the Pandavas after the 18-day Great Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata felt guilty of having killed their relatives and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for salvation here.

Adi Shankaracharya is supposed to have worshipped at Kedarnath Temple and fixed the method of puja.

Kedarnath Temple was hit badly by the flash flood in June 2013 - the number of devotees that will be allowed on daily basis in 2017 is not yet known.

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Amavasya in March 2017 date and time – Amavas or No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in March 2017

Amavasi, also known as Amavasya or Amavas, is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya March 2017 date is March 28. Amavasya Time is from 10:45 AM on March 27 to 8:27 AM on March 28, 2017.  As per traditional North Indian calendar it is the Amavasya in Chaitra month. In other regions it is the Phalgun Amavasi.

The March 28 Amavasya marks the end of Vikram Samvant 2073 in North India. It also marks the end of Shaka Era 1938 in other regions.

Durmukhinama Samavatsara ends in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. March 28 is also is observed as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi, Chaitra Shukladi and Nav Varsh Samvant will be observed on March 29.

Amavasi is the darkest day in a traditional Hindu month and is considered both auspicious and inauspicious by different Hindu communities.

There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day.

Samudra Yoga in Hindu Astrology

Samudra Yoga is a position indicated by the combination of certain planets in a horoscope in Hindu astrology. A person having Samudra Yoga will be rich, powerful and famous.

In a horoscope, if all the seven planets are positioned in the kendra houses with difference of one rashi such a combination constitutes Samudra Yoga. In the yoga, the seven planets would be in the houses 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Rahu and Ketu are avoided in calculating Samudra Yoga.

If all the natural benefices are in the Kendra houses (1st, 4th, 7th and 10th) with two planets, conducive of each other, being in the lagna, this combination turns into Samdura Yoga.

The presence of the yoga promises over-lordship.