Gangotri Temple to open for devotees on April 22

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The Gangotri Temple Committee on Wednesday announced that the temple doors would open for devotees from Akshaya Tritiya on April 22.

Meanwhile, more than 2.50 lakh devotees have registered for Chardham Yatra so far, said Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council earlier this month.

For Kedarnath Dham, 1.39 lakh registrations have been done. While, for Badrinath Dham, 1.14 lakh registrations have been made, the UTDC said.

The doors of Kedarnath Dham will open on April 25 and Badrinath Dham on April 27.

The officials informed that the Rudraprayag district administration has started preparations for the Chardham Yatra.

“The district administration has started clearing the snow at the Kedarnath Dham and the pedestrian routes of Kedarnath,” the officials had informed.

The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council (UTDC) previously said that it would issue tokens for darshan during the Chardham Yatra.

The Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimages in India. This pilgrimage is a tour of four holy sites – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri – nestled high up in the Himalayas.

The high-altitude shrines remain shut for around six months every year, opening in summer (April or May) and closing with the onset of winter (October or November).

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