Kedarnath temple

Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand – Char Dham Yatra 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Kedarnath temple this morning just before its gates opened at 8.50 am after a 6-month long winter break. While the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples were already opened on April 28 this year, the portals of the Kedarnath temple were thrown open to devotees today and PM Modi offered prayers shortly thereafter thus kick-starting the Kedarnath visit for pilgrims on the Char Dham Yatra 2017. The priests at Kedarnath presented PM Modi with a miniature replica of the Kedarnath temple upon his arrival. The Badrinath temple will open for devotees on May 6, 2017. President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to offer prayers at Badrinath on the opening day. ALSO SEE Kedarnath Yatra 2017: Kedarnath temple opening and closing date for Char Dham Yatra 2017 Also Read - Sara Ali Khan Gives Major Navratri Vibes in Throwback Pictures From Kedarnath Days And Our Thursday is Made!

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The Chota Char dham yatra of Uttarakhand popularly known as the Char Dham consists of a visit to four prominent Hindu temples of Uttarakhand – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. It is believed that devotees who complete this pilgrimage are absolved of their sins. This is why, every year a large number of devotees take the Char Dham Yatra. The Char Dham yatra 2017 is also expected to see a huge number of visitors despite the long trek and the difficult terrain. With Narendra Modi kick starting the Kedarnath proceedings himself, the pilgrimage is bound to gather momentum with more and more people visiting the temple. Kedarnath temple will remain open till October 21, 2017 for this season following which it will close for winter. NOW SEE Char Dham Yatra 2017: Badrinath temple opening and closing date for Uttarakhand Char Dham

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