The Badri-Kedar Temple Committee announced that the Shri Badrinath Dham temple will open on April 27 and the 'Gaadu Ghada Kalash Yatra' will begin on April 12. The gates will be opened at 7 AM on April 27, and the opening will be done in accordance with customs and traditions. The dates were determined based on the calendar known as 'Panchang Gadhna' during the auspicious occasion of 'Basant Panchami' at the royal court of Narendra Nagar.
Many people from the royal Tehri family, members of the Badri-Kedarnath temple committee, representatives of the Dimri Religious Central Panchayat and devotees in huge numbers were present for the celebration of 'Basant Panchami', confirmed the sources.
Located in the Garhwal hill tracks in Chamoli district along the banks of the Alaknanda River, Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The portals of the Badrinath Temple were closed during the winter.
The shrine is one of the four ancient pilgrimage sites referred to as 'Char Dham' which also includes Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath. It is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. It remains open for six months every year (between the end of April and the beginning of November).