Char Dham Yatra 2012- Badrinath Temple re-opening on 29th April 2012

The pilgrims all around India will be mesmerized into the deep venerations of the famous shrine of Badrinath on 29th April at the portals of Himalayan ranges. Since the Badrinath shrine is going to reopen at 0400 hours on 29th April, once again the whole Chamoli district of Uttrakhand will immerse into the pious feelings of devotions and belief. According to Sri Badrinath- Kedarnath temple committee officials, the mahurat (the holy time) to reopen the shrine was taken by the Rajpurohit at Narendranagar palace of the then Tehri Kingdom in the presence of Maharaja Manujendra Shah and others on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchmi on Saturday, the 28th January 2012. The Chardham Yatra which comprises of the famous shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri glittering on the altitude of 3,133 meters in Chamoli and the Garhwal Himalayan ranges witness thousands of pilgrims in April- May every year and the rest of the month is remaining closed due to winters since the area remains snow-bound. The reopening of the doors of the Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines has not been decided yet. The annual Char Dham Yatra that attracts nearly 15-16 lakhs pilgrims every year is believed to be the backbone of many religious tourisms flowering across India and abroad.

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