There is good news for those who were planning to go on a pilgrimage of Badrinath Kedarnath Tour 2020. The Kapaat (gates) of Kedarnath Dham opens on 29th April 2020, and devotees are free to book their tickets online for Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra 2020 on https://badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in/.
Badrinath and Kedarnath, both are located in remote regions of Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. These temples are part of the Char Dham Yatra 2020, which is a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage tour. The other two pilgrimage places are Gangotri and Yamnotri, also in Uttarakhand. More than 2 lac devotees undertake a tour of all these four pilgrimage places in order to attain moksha or freedom from the cycle of birth and death.
There is an interesting legend associated with the opening of Kedarnath Dham. During the winter months, the Kedarnath temple deity resides at Omkareshwar Temple at Ukhimath in Rudraprayag. When winter season starts to end, and summer season begins, a Bhairavnath puja is held at Omkareshwar Temple on April 27th. After the puja is concluded, the doli of Kedarnath Temple is carried in a procession and in the morning of April 29, it finally reaches Kedarnath Temple. It is only after the Kedarnath deity has reached the temple, the kapaat gates are opened for devotees throughout the summer season till the early week of November.
Bookings can now be done for the Char Dham Yatra 2020 for entire period from April 29 to the early weeks of November. The temple committee will ensure that the best facilities are provided for devotees. Necessary arrangements will be made for the smooth religious trip of visiting tourists, and funds are being utilized to make better facilities like clearing of snow, VIP Darshan, puja arrangements, accommodation in hotels, availability of porters for palki, arrangements of free food in temples, besides many other facilities. In this year 2020, warm tents are being set up keeping in mind the fluctuating weather systems and cold climate.
So get ready to embark on the most awaited religious journey of your life, and do prior bookings for the upcoming Char Dham Yatra 2020 in the coming months of 2020. It will ensure a smooth trip which will be free of stress and tensions.