The process of opening Badrinath shrine is started with the extraction of seasame oil for Gaadu Ghada yatra. A puja archana takes place at royal residence Narendranagar Palace for Ghoda Ghada yatra.
Around 10.00 am all married women started extracting seasame oil Gaadu Ghadi which will be used in the consecration of Lord Badrinath. The brahmins of royal family doen puja archana in the meantime. On this occassion Maharani Mala Rajya Lakshmi Shah and Maharaj Manujayendra Shah was present. After the extraction of seasame oil, Ghadu Ghadi yatra will leave for Rishikesh in the evening.
On 10 May, Ghadu Ghada yatra will reach Badrinath and on 11 May after the consecration of Lord Badrinath with seasame oil, the shrine will open for pilgrims.