Kedarnath Yatra 2022: Registration, Documents & Booking

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Kedarnath Yatra 2022: Shri Kedarnath Temple’s Kapat is scheduled to open on May 6, 2022.Check out the registration process for the Kedarnath Yatra 2022, as well as the best time to visit the temple and other important details.

The Kedarnath Yatra is a sacred pilgrimage to the Kedarnath Temple in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath temple is located near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath town, on the Garhwal Himalayan range. Kedarnath is made up of two words: kedar, which means field, and nath, which means lord.

As a result, the ‘temple of the lord of the field’ is dedicated to Shiva at Kedarnath Temple. Kedarnath is a Hindu pilgrimage site that is also part of the Chota Char Dham and Panch Kedar in Uttarakhand and one of Lord Shiva’s 12 Jyotirlingas in India. From May through November, a huge number of devotees prepare to participate in the Kedarnath Yatra, which is organised by the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board (UCDDMB).This article contains further information about the Kedarnath Yatra 2022

Kedarnath Yatra 2022 Overview

  • Best time to visit Kedarnath: May, June, July, August, September, October, and November
  • Located in: Rudraprayag, Garhwal
  • Recommended stay: 1 day
  • Nearest railway station: Rishikesh, 228 kms
  • Nearest airport: Jolly Grant, 248 kms
  • Famous for: Kedarnath Temple, Char Dham Yatra, Trekking, Himalayas, Pilgrimage, Panch Kedar

Opening and Closing Dates for the Kedarnath Yatra in 2022

The Kedarnath Yatra 2022 will begin on May 6, 2022. The date has been set and announced as March 1, 2022.Kedarnath temple may close in Nov 2022.

Kedarnath temple was proposed to open on 17 May 2021 at 05:00 AM and close on 06 November 2021 in the year 2021.

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple in Kedarnath, India.The Kedarnath temple is 3584 metres above sea level and is located in Kedarnath town on the Mandakini river’s bank. The Pandvas, according to Hindu folklore, were the ones who built the Kedarnath temple after discovering Shiva’s tail (when he took the form of a bull) in this location. The temple of Kedarnath is part of the Chota Char Dham, or’small circuit of four seats,’ which also includes the sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Badrinath. Kedarnath Temple is also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (the highest of them all) and the Jyotirlinga nearest to Lord Shiva’s eternal residence in Mount Kailash.

There is no direct road access to the temple, and the journey begins with a 22-kilometer uphill climb from Gaurikund. To get to the temple, there are pony and manchan services available. Due to the harsh winter weather, the temple is only open to visitors between April (Akshaya Tritiya) and November (Kartik Purnima). The statue of Lord Shiva is transported down from Kedarnath to Ukhimath and worshipped for the next six months throughout the months of November to April (or May).

The Legend of the Five Temples (Panch Kedar)

The five temples (panch meaning five) where Shiva concealed his body parts while fleeing the Pandavas in the form of the Nandi bull are known as Panch Kedar. According to tradition, after winning the battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas felt guilty for killing members of their own family and asked Lord Shiva’s forgiveness. Shiva was unable to forgive them, therefore he attempted to flee from them. He disguised himself as a bull and hid among the livestock on the hill while fleeing.

When the Pandavas discovered Lord Shiva, he dove into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface at Kedarnath. The arms, face, and belly appeared at Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhya Maheshwara, and his hair at Kalpeshwar, with the head at the Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple. The five shrines are collectively known as Panch Kedar.

When is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

In the winter, Kedarnath gets a lot of snow, and the temple becomes covered in layers of snow, making it difficult to get to. As a result, the temple closes its doors to pilgrims throughout the months of November to April. Every year, around the first week of November, the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board announces an auspicious date when the symbolic figure of Lord Shiva is transported down from Kedarnath temple to Ukhimath.

In the first week of May, another fortunate day is set for the return of the statue from Ukhimath to Kedarnath and its reinstatement in its original location. It is at this time that the temple’s doors are reopened to the pilgrims. As a result, any time between May and November is considered to be the finest time to visit Kedarnath. The board determines and publishes the opening and closing dates of the temples in Chota Char Dham, including Kedarnath, so that the Kedarnath Yatra 2022 can be arranged accordingly. The start and conclusion dates for the Kedarnath Yatra in 2022 have yet to be declared.

Kedarnath Yatra Registration 2022

Pilgrims wanting to participate in the Kedarnath Yatra 2022 or the Chota Char Dham Yatra 2022 must register online at the UCDDMB’s official website. Registration for puja, aarti, and lodging can be done by entering basic information such as name, gender, email address, and phone number. An OTP will be sent to the registered email address and phone number, which can be used to complete the registration process. After successful registration, worshippers are given a yatra permit, and only those possessing a pass are allowed to enter the shrine (temple).

You must follow the instructions outlined below:

Step 1: Go to the Kedarnath Yatra 2022 official website at https://badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in/.

Step 2: “Click Here to Register” for new registrations.

Step 3: Register for the Kedarnath Yatra 2022 online.

Disclaimer: The registration form provided below is just for informational purposes. The Kedarnath Yatra 2022 registration process will be announced on the official website https://badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in/.

How do I make a reservation for Pooja at Kedarnath Dham?

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kedarnath Helicopter Booking & Price

Note:

– GMVN neither call you for booking nor GMVN will give you account number for payment.

– Heli ticket will be booked only through https://heliservices.uk.gov.in/. No other website has the right to make Heli bookings.

1. Please carry following documents along with the ticket

– Ticket as printed from portal. (No digital ticket will be accepted)

– Passenger wise ID proof as submitted at the time of online booking.

2. In case the amount is debited from the account and ticket is not booked / Booking failed, the amount will be refunded to the source account within one week.

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Important Points :

1) Online registration of Kedarnath Yatra 2022  is done through official website  https://badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in/.

2) The main document is your photo ID. Covid testing is not mandatory, advance registration is necessary on the portal

Contact Information

  • Email: [email protected] • Address: Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee-UK -UK, Saket, Lane Number 07, Canal Road Dehradun-Uttarakhand-248001
  • Phone number for Office-related Enquiry – 0135-2741600 • General Enquiry & Online Prasad Services – +91-7302257116
  • +91-8534001008 is the pilgrims’ helpline number for Shri Kedarnath Temple.
  • Pilgrims helpline number for Shri Badarinath Temple – +91-8979001008 • Publicity Office Rishikesh phone number – 0135-2430261 • Online Services/International Pilgrims helpline number +91-7302257116
  • Media Inquiries – +91-7302257115

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