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Kedarnath Mandir Annakut Festival

A day before Raksha Bandhan festival, Annakut mela is organized at the famous Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is part of the Char Dham yatra undertake to the Himalayas. Kedarnath Mandir Annakut festival 2024 date is August 18.

During the Annakut festival, food is prepared from newly harvested paddy and is offered to Shiva. Special puja and archana are offered to the Shivling on the day.

Annakut Mela has been taking place for thousands of years.

The swayambhu Shivling in Kedarnath mandir will be adorned with paste of wheat, rice, corn, and other grains and pulses on the day.  The paste is made using newly harvested products. The shringar on the day is made using the paste.