Char Dham Yatra 2021

Gangotri Closing and Opening Dates

Gangotri Temple Opening & Closing Dates

Gangotri Temple Opening & Closing Dates

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The Opening and Closing Date of Gangotri Temple shrine in 2021

Gangotri Yatra or the pilgrimage tour to the Gangotri temple is one of the four prominent and holy temple tours (Chardham Yatra) as per Hinduism. Usually, the Gangotri temple will open on Akshya Tritya day. This year Gangotri Dham will be open on 15 May 2021 at 07:31 am. The temple opening is preceded by a special Puja of the Ganges both inside the temple as well as on the river bank. It is believed that the Goddess retreats to Mukhwa, her winter abode.

Shri Gangotri Temple will open on 15 May 2021 at 07:31 am (Akshay Tritiya) for Chardham Yatra 2021

Shri Gangotri Temple will be closed on 05 Nov 2021  (Next Day of Diwali) for Chardham Yatra 2021

This shrine dedicated to River Ganga along with Badrinath, Kedarnath and Yamunotri forms part of Chardham yatra. The pundits in the temple closes Gangotri temple on Diwali after performing ceremony amidst a row of oil lamps. The shrine remains closed during the peak winter season from November to April. Special puja is done on Janamshtami, Vijaydashmi and Diwali.

Gangotri in Winter

The Gangotri shrine is closed to the public for winter on the next day of Deepawali with Vedic chanting. This signal the start of the closure of the Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand for the winter season.

The idol of Goddess Ganga is taken to the nearby village of Mukhba where she is worshipped during winters till the reopening of the main shrine. With this, the shrine located at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet above sea level in Uttarkashi district will reopen to the public in April-May next year as the area remains snow-bound during winters.

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Sanjeev Dhawan

We are four friends planning to visit Gomukh after Deepawali. Kindly tell us is it open.please give Suggestion.

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