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Kedarnath Temple 2010 – Opening and Visiting Period

Kedarnath Temple is part of the Char Dham Yatra (pilgrimage) in Uttarakhand, India. In 2010, the date of Kedarnath Temple reopening is May 18. 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. The temple will close on the eve of Bhai Dooj after Diwali.

Kedarnath Temple will remain open for six-month period and will close after Diwali.

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.

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