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2 DHAM YATRA : GANGOTRI - BADRI
Gangotri
The revered shrine of Gangotri, situated at an altitude of 3,200 m, constitutes one of the most important pilgrimages for the Hindus.

Every year thousands of pilgrims pray at the sacred shrine between May & October. The Pujaris of the temple come from the village of Mukhwa. The water from Gangotri is carried to offer to Lord Shiva, specialy during the Kanwar Mela. It is believed that this water has Amrit (nectar) in it and soothes the throat of Shiva who gulped the poison after “Samudra Manthan” The Shrine of Gangotri opens on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. The temple’s opening is preceded by a special Puja of Ganga on the bank of the river as well as in the temple. The temple closes on the day of Diwali followed by a formal closing ceremony amidst a row of oil lamps. It is believed that the Goddess retreats to Mukhwa, her winter abode (12 km downstream).

Special pooja is done on Janamshtami, Vijaydashmi and Diwali.

Badrinath
Badrinath is situated in the lap of Nar-Narayan Parvat, with the Neelkanth peak in the background. Also known as the Badri Vishal, it is the largest and most revered among the five Badris, It is believed that Adi Guru Sri Shankaracharya, a philosopher saint of 8th century, to revive the lost prestige of Hinduism and with the goal of uniting the country in one bond, built four pilgrimage centers in four corners of India. These were Badrikashram (Badrinath temple) in the north, Rameshwaram in the south, Jagannath Puri in the east and Dwarkapuri in the west .

Badri refers to a berry that was said to grow abundantly in the area, and nath refers to Vishnu. According to some legends Goddess Lakshmi took the form of blue berries to protect Lord Vishnu from the harsh climate during his long penance.

The opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed on Basant Panchami by Raj Purohit and closure date is decided on Vijaydashmi by Mandir Committee. The temple opens every year in the month of April-May & closes for winters around third week of November. Throughout the winter season, the ‘Utsav Murti' (idol used for public functions and to move around the temple) of Lord Badrinath is worshipped in Narasimha Temple at Joshimath. The idol is taken to the Narashimha Temple on a doli (palanquin) in a colorful procession on the closing of the temple in winters. The priests of Badrinath Temple continue to perform the rituals on the ‘Utsav Murti’ at Narasimha temple during the winter season.

Some festivals celebrated in Badrinath are: Mata Murti ka mela, Krishna Janamashtami and Badri-Kedar utsav.Badrinath's four subsidiary Badris populary known as Panch Badri include Bhavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri, Bridha Badri and Adi Badri.

Gangotri Badri Yatra Tour Itinerary