The Opening and Closing Date of Yamunotri Temple shrine in 2016
The Temple opens on the religious day of `Akshaya-Tritya`, which falls, generally, during the last week of April or the first week of May. The closing day is always on the sacred day of Diwali after a brief ceremony.
The dates for opening of Shri Yamunotri Temple have been announced by the priests.
The Yamunotri Temple may be open on 28-29 April, 2017.
The Yamunotri Temple was closed on 01 November, 2016.
Yamunotri during Winters
The Yamunotri shrine is closed to the public for winter on Bhai Dooj with vadic chanting. This signal the start of the closure of the Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand for the winters season.
When the temple closes for the season, Yamuna’s doli is taken to Kharsali (with pomp and rituals) where the pandits and purohits spend the winter months and where she is worshipped for these months. Yamunotri will reopen in the months of April/May next year.