The doors of Baba Kedarnath Dham are closed, know why the doors are closed on the day of Bhai Doj?

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Kedarnath Dham: The gates of the world famous Kedarnath Dham, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, have been closed today i.e. November 15. Now devotees will have to wait for 6 months for Baba Barfani’s darshan. Today, planet Gariva is closed after samadhi pooja with rituals. Every year a large number of devotees gather here to have darshan of Baba Kedar. Devotees of Bholinath have deep faith in this temple.

Let us tell you that on every Bhai Doj day, the doors of Kedarnath Dham are closed for six months during the winter season. During this time, devotees can have darshan of Baba Kedarnath at Omkareshwar Mandir in Okhi Mutt. In fact, after the gates of the Kedarnath temple are closed, the panchmukhi doli of sage Kedarnath is carried with great pomp to the Omkareshwar temple of Akhi Math. After this, devotees can have darshan of Lord Shiva at the Omkareshwar Temple for the next 6 months.

Why are the gates of Kedarnath temple closed only on Bhai Doj day?

It is learned that a date has been fixed for opening and closing the gates of the Kedarnath temple. The gates of the temple are opened and closed on this date. The gates of Baba Kedarnath Dham are also closed after every Bhai Doj i.e. two days after Diwali. So today we will tell you why the temple doors are closed on this day. According to mythological beliefs, after the Mahabharata war, the Pandavas along with their wife Draupadi reached the Himalayas where they built a temple for Lord Shiva. After that he offered prayers for his ancestors here. Only then did he attain heaven. It is said that the day on which the Pandavas worshiped their forefathers was Bhai Doj, hence the gates of Kedarnath were closed from that day.

Another reason is that winter begins on Bhya Doj day. It is very difficult to live in the Himalayan region during this period. In fact, the Himalayas receive heavy snowfall during winters. Due to these reasons, the darshan of Baba Kedarnath is stopped after Bhya Doj and the temple doors are closed for the next 6 months.

The gates of Kedarnath Dham will be opened on the same day in 2024.

In the year 2024, Kedarnath Dham will open its doors on April 25. Let us tell you that the decision to open the temple doors has been taken by the priests on the day of Akshay Tritiya, which is announced on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri. This year the doors of Baba Kedarnath Temple were opened on 25th April 2023.

(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on religious belief and folk beliefs. There is no scientific evidence for it. India TV does not prove the truth of anything.)

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