January 14, 2023 – Chardham Yatra will start in April this year. The date of opening of the doors of Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham will be fixed on January 26 and February 18, while the doors of Gangotri and Yamunotri temples will open on the day of Akshaya Tritiya in April.
According to the Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee, on January 26, on the day of Basant Panchami, the date of opening of the portals of Badrinath Dham will be decided after Panchang calculation in Narendranagar Rajdarbar.
On February 18, the Shivratri festival will decide the date of opening the doors of Kedarnath Dham in Omkareshwar Temple Ukhimath. The doors of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines traditionally open on Akshaya Tritiya. This time Akshaya Tritiya is on 22 April. The Gangotri and Yamunotri temple committees will announce the date and time of opening the doors of both temples.
Dr. Harish Gaur, media in-charge of Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee, said that in the presence of officials of the Temple Committee, Dimri Religious Central Panchayat, devotees, and the royal family, Raj Purohit Acharya Krishna Prasad Uniyal. Panchang calculation in the religious ceremony organized at the Rajmahal in Narendra Nagar from 10 am. After that, we will observe the date and auspicious time of opening Badrinath Dham.
According to tradition, Maharaja Manujayendra Shah will declare the doors’ opening date. On this day, the date of threading oil used in the consecration of Badri Vishal and the Gaadu Gadha Kalash Yatra will also be decided. After worshiping at Dimri Religious Central Panchayat, Yoga Badri Pandukeshwar and Narsingh Temple, Joshimath, the Gadu Ghada will be handed over on Basant Panchamito the Narendranagar Raj Darbar. Later, Gadu Ghada Yatra leaves for Badrinath Dham via the pilgrimage city of Rishikesh. Soon the date of opening of the doors will be declared by the Gangotri Temple Committee and Yamunotri Temple Committee.