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Opening and Closing Date

Usually, the Yamunotri Temple opens during the holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, which starts either during the last week of April or in the first week of May. The closing date of this sacred destination is usually after the auspicious day of Diwali. The Temple is closed after the formal rituals of Diwali.

Yamunotri Dham is the considered to the most sacred holy destination for Hindu Pilgrims and it is the source of point of holy Yamuna River. It is the important part of Char Dham Yatra. This temple is dedicated to goddess Yamuna that comprises a black marble idol of the deity. The opening and closing date of Yamunotri Temple is basically decided and announced by the committee of the temple. Usually, the Yamunotri Temple opens during the holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, which starts either during the last week of April or in the first week of May. The closing date of this sacred destination is usually after the auspicious day of Diwali. The Temple is closed after the formal rituals of Diwali.

The priests of the temple announce the opening and closing dates of the Yamunotri Temple every year.


Yamunotri Dham during Winters

Yamunotri Temple is always closed during the winter months for public. The final rituals of Vijaydashmi are performed before the temple is closed for public. This indicates the closing of the Char Dham Yatra season for the year.

When the Yamunotri Temple is closed during winters, the idol of Yamuna Devi is carried to a nearest village calle Kharsali which is believed to be the Mother’s abode of Yamuna Devi. The idol is placed in this village where the purohits and priests worship and offer prayer for the entire winter months. When the Yamunotri Temple reopens during the month of April or May next year the idol is carried back to the actual shrine for worship.


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