Kedarnath Puja Rates

Kedarnath Puja Rates: Details for Pooja Rates and Timings

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Rates for Kedarnath Aarti, Puja And Path in Rupees:

Kedarnath TempleThe darshan at Kedarnath is free of cost for all pilgrims and devotees. However, if you want to get a puja ritual done on special request then that could also be arranged, which can be done by making a payment to the treasurer available there and taking a receipt for it. The touring company does not include these special puja rituals in their packages and you will be required to make the payment from your own pocket.

Here Are The Rates For Morning Puja:

Puja Name:INR Rates:
Maha Abhishek (Per Head)Rs. 1,700/-
Rudra Abhishek (Per Head)Rs. 1,300/-
Laghu Rudra Abhishek (Per Head)Rs. 1,100/-
Shodashopachara (Per Head)Rs. 1,000/-
A complete puja for the dayRs. 5,200/-
Morning PujaRs. 170/-
Bal BhogRs. 900/-
Note: The first puja for the day starts at 4 am in the morning and goes on for 3 hours till 7 am.

Here Are The Rates For Evening Puja:

Puja Name:INR Rates:
Shiv Sahasranamam Path (Per Head)Rs. 360/-
Shiv Mahimna Stotra Path (Per Head)Rs. 360/-
Shiv Tandav Stotra Path (Per Head)Rs. 340/-
Sampoorna Aarti (Per Head)Rs. 1,500/-
Note: The evening aarti and puja path begins at 6 pm and lasts till 7:30 pm.

The long-term puja ritual lasts for 10 years which includes special puja rituals and Bhog for Lord Kedarnath Ji whose Rates are:

Puja Name:INR Rates:
Shri Bhagwan MahabhogRs. 12,600/-
Shri Bhagwan Maha Abhishek PujaRs. 21,000/-
Shri Bhagwan Abhishek PujaRs. 11,000/-
Shiv Sahasranam StotraRs. 1,700/-
Special Occasion Puja Ritual Rates:
Shrawani Purnima AnnakutRs. 1,001/- and above
Akhand Jyoti YearlyRs. 26,000/-
Note: Donations and other offerings to help with the maintenance and renovation work for the temple – 1,001/- and above

Timings of the Temple:

The temple timings for darshan is decided and scheduled by the temple Rawal along with the other committee members. During the day the temple takes a break between 3 pm and 5 pm, so it would be advised for you to plan your trip keeping this important note in mind. Before 3 pm the pilgrims have the liberty of touching the idol and performing Abhishek with ghee. Post 5 pm nobody is allowed or permitted to even touch the idol which is dressed in an emperor costume, but they can have a darshan of the idol from an acceptable distance.

Puja Performed:

The visitors perform their puja rituals which involves venerating around the Lord Shiva stone lingam that is placed within an inner sanctum of the temple. No pujari or priest supervises these rituals. Kedarnath is also a site where Adi Shankaracharya, the perpetrator of Advaita School of philosophy throughout the Indian subcontinent, is said to have achieved his Maha Samadhi. The committee of Kedarnath temple is responsible for organizing, booking and performing special puja practices that are performed right before the commencement of the general puja darshan in the morning.

Opening and Closing Dates:

Opening Date – The opening dates and timings for the temple is decided by the elder priests at Omkareshwar temple in Ukhimath. The temple opens up for darshan on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya which is declared on the holy eve of Maha Shivratri.

Closing Date – The temple shuts down for darshan during the sacred day of Bhai Dooj which takes place after Diwali in the month of either late October or early November. The temple shuts down for the season after a complete puja and Archana which takes place in the morning itself.

After the completion of these puja rituals, the presiding deity of Kedarnath Ji is then transferred to his winter home in Ukhimath where the pilgrims continue to offer their prayers after the shutting down of the Kapat.

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