Char Dham Yatra 2023: The doors of Lord Badrinath opened to the devotees on Thursday morning amid the tunes of the army band and the cheers of Jai Badri Vishal. Meanwhile, a crowd of devotees gathered outside the Badrinath temple. Baba Badrinath Temple was decorated with 15 mats of marigolds. Gangotri-Yamunotri was opened on April 22 and Baba Kedarnath was opened to devotees with Vedic chants on April 25.
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The four pilgrimage destinations – Yamunotari, Gangotari, Kedarnath and Badrinath are collectively known as Char Dham. It is located at the height of the Himalayas. This religious place attracts a large number of pilgrims every year and is one of the poplar most religious places in northern India.
The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council (UTDC) had earlier said that it would issue tokens to visitors to the Char Dham Yatra. Char Dham is one of the most popular pilgrimage centers in the country. Worship takes place in the churches for six months, while the doors of the churches are closed for the next six months.
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are situated in the higher regions of the Himalayas. These four temples are only open for six months in a year. They open in summer (April-May) and close in winter (October-November).
Char Dham Yatra will start from April 22
The Char Dham Yatra began on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on April 22 with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham. According to the Uttarakhand government, there have been over 17 lakh registrations for the Char Dham Yatra so far. The government and the Meteorological Department have advised pilgrims to travel keeping the weather conditions in mind.