Rashtriya Antyodaya Sangh (RAS) in association with the Govt. of Uttarakhand and Shri Badrinath Kedarnath Temples Committee is organizing the Kapatotsav of Shri Kedarnath ji on 29th April, 2018 where the Hon’ble Prime Minister, 17 Hon’ble Chief Ministers and more than 20 Hon’ble Governors will be present. The celebration will start from 28th April, 2018 to 4th May, 2018.
Our Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi alongwith the Hon. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri. Trivendrasingh Rawat, will be inaugurating the Kedarnath shrine in the name and style of ‘Aadi Anant Shiv’ on 29th April, 2018.
Adi Anant Shiva, Equipped with state of the art technology
The Kapatotsav of Shri Kedarnathji is being celebrated exclusively at Kedarnath Dham. A wonderful show of Adi Anant Shiva, Equipped with state of the art technology will be shown thrice in the evening. The Govt. of Uttarakhand welcomes all the tourists to have the most unique and unforgettable experience of this show at Kedarnath.
Timings: 6:30 PM onwards
From 29th April to 4th May 2018
Kedarnath is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. It is a nagar panchayat in Rudraprayag district. The most remote of the four Chota Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3,583 m (11,755 ft) above sea level near Chorabari Glacier, the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by snow-capped peaks. The nearest road head is at Gaurikund.
Kedarnath is located at a distance of 223 km from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand and close to the source of Mandakini river at a height of 3,583 m (11,755 ft) above sea level. The township itself cannot be called attractive, as it is built on a barren stretch of land on the shores of Mandakini river but the surrounding scenery of Himalayas and green pastures makes it a very attractive place for pilgrimage and trekking. Behind the town and Kedarnath temple, stands the majestic Kedarnath peak 6,940 m (22,769 ft), Kedar Dome 6,831 m (22,411 ft) and other peaks of the range.
Weather Forecast : .
During winter due to heavy snowfall, the Temple is closed and no one stays in Kedarnath. For six months (November to April) the Palki with the utsava murti of Lord Kedarnath is transferred to a place near Guptkashi called Ukhimath. People shift their settlement too from Kedarnath to nearby villages. Around 360 families of Tirtha Purohit of 55 villages and other nearby villages are dependent on Kedarnath for livelihood.
Precautions suggested for the pilgrims:
Decreased air pressure and lower levels of oxygen are quite common at higher altitude. When you scale such heights, your body may not get enough time to adapt to the changing surroundings. This is what leads to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Beside this, the level of exertion you undergo also plays an important role. Fatigue, headache, stomach illness, sleep disturbance, nausea, stomach illness and dizziness are other common symptoms of AMS.
Due to the low temperature in Kedarnath, it is recommended that you carry warm clothes, warm shoes and umbrella/raincoat.