Badrinath, the sacred Himalayan Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, will be reopened for devotees on April 30 this year. The shrine is open every year for about six months, before closing down for winters as the entire region gets snowbound.
Temple committee President Mohan Prasad Thapliyal said that the doors of the temple will be opened ceremoniously amid chanting of Vedic hymns at 4:30 AM on April 30.
The temple opens for pilgrims and tourists during the months of April-May and shuts down by mid-November. However, the daily rituals continue at the Narasimha Temple in Joshimath.
Located in district Chamoli, the temple is set at a height of 10279 ft above sea level.
The shrine is considered to be one of the prominent parts of Char Dham pilgrimage, the other three temples on the trail being Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
All the four temples, collectively known for the Char Dham Yatra, are visited by tons of visitors from all over the country and abroad during the yatra season every year.
The Badrinath shrine was closed last year on 17 November for winter break.
It is to be noted that about 12 lakh pilgrims visited the holy town during the pilgrimage season of 2019.