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The doors of Badrinath Dham will close on 19 November, Gangotri on 15, Kedarnath on 16, and Yamunotri will be closed.
The shrines of Badrinath Dham, one of the Chardham in the country, will be closed for winter at 3.35 minutes on November 19. Every year on the Vijayadashami, the date of closure of Badrinath Dham for the winter season is announced. On Sunday morning, the date of closing the doors has been announced in the presence of Rawal Ishwarpradas Namboodari, Dharmadhikari Bhuvanchandra Uniyal, Devasthanam Board officials, people associated with the temple committee and devotees. Apart from Badrinath, the valleys of Gangotri on November 15, Yamunotri and Kedarnath will be closed on November 16.
Bhuvanchandra Uniyal said that when the Sun is in the Scorpio zodiac, then humans have the right to worship in Badrinath Dham for half its duration. After this, the deities have the right to worship here. Badrinath is also included in Chardham of Uttarakhand. This shrine is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River. This Dham is situated at an altitude of about 3,300 meters. The climate here becomes very cold during the winter, due to snowfall, due to which the doors of the Badrinath temple are closed in the winter.
According to Dharmadhikari Uniyal, the amount of God and Goddess Lakshmi is also taken care of for performing auspicious work related to Badrinath. If someday the date is decaying then auspicious works are not done on that day also. In the original constellation, Bhadra, the valves are not closed. Ganeshji on 15 November, Adikkadeshwar of Shivji on 16, Lakshmi Pujan on 18 followed by the wardrobe of Badrinath on 19, will be closed at 3.35 pm. After this, on 20, Uddhavji’s palanquin will go to Pandukeshwar. The throne of God will be installed in the Narasimha temple on 21.
According to Harish, media in-charge of Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Board, these days, devotees from all over the country are being seen in Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. For this, registration on the board’s website is mandatory.
Narada Muni worships Badrinathji after the closing of the kapat.
After the opening of Badrinathji’s kapat, the Nara i.e. Rawal worships here and Narada ji worships when closed. There is a place named Liladhungi here. There is a temple of Naradji here. After the closure of the kapat, the charge of worship in Badrinath remains that of Nardamuni.
Where do Rawals live after the closure of the valve?
Rawal Ishwarprasad Namboodari is Rawal of Badrinath since 2014. After Badrinath Kapat closes, they reach their village Raghavapuram. This village is located near Kerala. Their life is normal there. Regularly worship three times, make pilgrimages. Whenever there is an event related to Badrinath, they go there.
How are Rawls appointed?
Rawals are appointed according to the arrangement decided by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. The Raghavapuram village in Kerala is inhabited by the Namboodari sect. Rawals are appointed from this village. Interviews are done for this, meaning is done. Qualified person is appointed to this post. Rawal is a lifelong celibate.
This is the ancient belief associated with the Badrinath Dham temple
It is believed that Lord Vishnu did penance in this area in the olden times. At that time, Mahalakshmi had given shade to Vishnu by becoming a badari or a plum tree. God was pleased with this dedication of Laxmiji. Vishnuji gave this place the boon of being famous as Badrinath.
Penance of Nara-Narayan
Nar-Narayana meditated in a forest called Badri. This is his austerity site. In the Mahabharata period, Nara-Narayan incarnated as Shri Krishna and Arjuna. Here, Lord Yogadhyan Badri, Shri Bhavishya Badri, Shri Old Badri, Shri Adi Badri, Lord Badrinath resides here in all these forms.
How to reach the Badrinath Dham Temple
The railway station closest to Badrinath is Rishikesh. This station is located about 297 km from Badrinath. Rishikesh is connected to all major cities of India. The nearest Jolly Grant Airport to Badrinath is in Dehradun. This airport is located about 314 km from here. Badrinath is easily accessible from Rishikesh and Dehradun. At this time, public means of movement are not running smoothly due to coronavirus across the country. These days it is easily accessible by air or by private vehicles.