The process of fixation of opening date of Badrinath Dham is being started. The sacred pitcher ‘Gaadu Ghada’ is being taken from Yogadhyan Temple in Padukeshwar to the Kingscourt at Narendra Nagar.
On the occasion of Basant Panchmi, the Gaadu Ghada will be worshipped and opening date of Badrinath will be decided. On the same day, the date for extraction of oil from sesame seeds will also be declared. The holy oil will be extracted by married women under the guidance of Rajmata at Narendra Nagar Mahal. This oil will be sent to the worship of Lord Badrinath.