The portals of the Badrinath temple in Chamoli district will be reopened to the public on May 18.
The auspicious time for the reopening of the temple was decided ceremoniously by pundits in the presence of Manujendra Shah, the head of the erstwhile royal family of Tehri on the occasion of Vasant Panchami at his palace in Narendranagar on Tuesday.
The time was decided after consulting the Panchang by Shah’s priest Krishnaprasad Uniyal. The Rawal (chief priest) of Badrinath, Ishvari Prasad Namboodari was also among those present on the occasion.
The temple doors will be opened for the public after elaborate worship of lord Badrinath at 4:15 AM. It is pertinent to mention here that the date for reopening of Kedarnath shrine to the public will be decided on the occasion of Shivratri on March 11 while the portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines are slated to be reopened to the public on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya on May 14. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Tourism and Culture minister Satpal Maharaj have expressed happiness at the announcement of date for reopening of the Badrinath shrine.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 | PNS | Narendranagar