Story: Origin of Guptakashi, History

What is the story behind the origin of Guptakashi? What are the legends mentioned in Puranas about Guptakashi near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand? As per the Hindu Scriptures, Guptakashi is one of the Sapta Kashis, Seven prominent Temples or holy places dedicated to Lord Shiva. The legend holds that subsequent to the Kurukshetra war of the […]

Gangotri Yatra 2017 | Gangotri Temple dates

Gangotri Yatra or the pilgrimage tour to Gangotri Temple is one of the four prominent and holy temple tours (Chardham Yatra) as per Hinduism. Usually, Gangotri temple opens on Akshay Tritiya day. Gangotri temple opening date in 2017 is April 28 as per the official website of Gangotri temple. The pundits in the temple closes Gangotri […]

Yamunotri Yatra 2017 | Yamunotri Temple dates

Yamunotri yatra, or the pilgrimage tour to Yamunotri Temple is one of the four prominent and holy temple tours (Chardham Yatra) as per Hinduism. Usually, Yamunotri temple opens on Akshay Tritiya day. Yamunotri temple opening date in 2017 is April 28 as per the official website of Yamunotri temple. The pundits in the temple closes Yamunotri […]

Kedarnath Yatra 2017 | Kedarnath Temple dates

Kedarnath Yatra, or pilgrimage to popular Kedarnath temple, also known as the yatra to the seat of Lord Shiva, is one of the major pilgrimage tours as per Hinduism. Kedarnath Temple opening date in 2017 is 3 May.. The kapat of Shri Kedarnath Temple will open on 3rd May 2017 at 8:50 AM. Kedarnath temple opening […]

Badrinath Temple Opening dates 2017, Closing Dates

Badrinath Temple, the prominent pilgrimage for Hindus, situated in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand will be reopened on May 6, 2017 amidst the Vedic chants and pujas. Generally, all Char Dham temples remain closed during the winter season. The shrine will be closed in the afternoon after performing Vedic rituals. The kapat of Shri Badarinath Temple […]

Chardham Yatra 2017 begins on April 28, Akshaya Tritiya

Chardham Yatra in 2017 will begin on Akshay Tritiya day (April 28). The government has asked the pilgrims to allocate 10 days for their yatra of four holy temples in Hinduism – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in the Garhwal range of Himalayas. Tour to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in the Garhwal Himalayas is […]

Akshaya Tritiya 2018 | Akha Teej

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej or Akha Trij is an auspicious day in Hindu Astrology. In 2018, Akshaya Tritiya date is April 18. Also known as one of the Sade Teen Muhurats (3 and half best muhurthams in Hinduism), Akshaya Tritiya is also considered auspicious day for buying gold, silver, vehicles, home appliances, […]

Chardham Yatra 2017 | Char Dham Yatra Opening dates in 2017

Chardham Yatra or Char Dham temple tour is the most holy pilgrimage tour to four prominent abodes in Hinduism. In 2017, in fact every year, Chardham Yatra opening dates occur during Akshaya Tritiya. In 2017, Yamunotri temple opening date is April 28. Gangotri will also open on April 28. Usually, Kedarnath temple opening date is decided […]

21 April 2015, Chardham Yatra begins

On 21 April 2015, Chardham Yatra begins on Akshay Tritiya day. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath Temples are considered as Chardham Mandirs. The government has asked the pilgrims to allocate 10 days for their yatra of four holy temples in Hinduism – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in the Garhwal range of Himalayas. Tour to Badrinath, […]

Winter Chardham yatra starts from Mukbha

The winter Chardham yatra officially began from Mukhba village here amid vedic chanting on 16 November 2014. The yatra began from Mukhba village, located about 25 km ahead of Gangotri temple, in the presence of the administration, Army and temple officials. For now, the winter Chardham yatra has begun in Mukhba but soon it will […]

Kedarnath Temple Closing date 2017

Kedarnath, the seat of Lord Shiva, is one of the “Dwadasha Jyotirlingas” (12 prominent temples of Lord Shiva). In 2017, Kedarnath temple remains closed from October 21. Generally, the closing day of Kedarnath temple is fixed which is on Yama Dwitiya or Bhai Dooj, a couple of days after Diwali. Because of harsh winter, the temple […]

Chardham Yatra resumed after heavy rains & landslides

Kedarnath Temple Chardham Yatra

Chardham Yatra resumed partially after a week of interruption due to heavy rains and landslides. With the road to Badrinath thrown open by Uttarakhand authorities, the Chardham yatra partially resumed today after it was suspended a week ago due to heavy rains and landslips. However, pilgrimage to Kedarnath remained stalled for the eighth consecutive day. […]

No Badrinath Yatra for few days?

No Badrinath Yatra for few days? The Badrinath yatra has been temporarily suspended after flash floods triggered by a cloudburst washed away part of the road on the pilgrimage route early on Thursday. A 20m stretch of the motor-able road was washed away near Lambagar area, 5km from Badrinath shrine, on the Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway […]

Weather Updates for Chardham Yatra

Weather Updates for Chardham Yatra – Now, weekly weather updates on Chardham Yatra.. The Met department has come out with weekly weather updates on the Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand where hundreds of pilgrims and locals died in the flash floods last year. The Indian Meteorological Department forecasts “generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain/thundershowers” […]

Char Dham Yatra Pilgrims, over 62000

Over 62,000 pilgrims from the country and abroad have so far undertaken the Char Dham yatra, which had a low key opening this season due to bad weather. Speaking to reporters in Dehradun, Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s media in-charge Surendra Kumar said arrangements made by the state government has ensured that the yatra operated smoothly. “Over […]

Yamunotri Tour from Hyderabad (Yamunotri, Madhura, Vrindavan, Allahabad)

River Yamuna is the most sacred river in India. It rises on the slopes of Himalayas and flows in southern direction from Yamunotri in Uttarakhand. The Yamuna at Madhura is having great importance due to Lord Sri Krishna played in the water of the river and the touch of Sri Krishna’s sacred feet made river […]

Chardham Yatra 2014 – Biometric registration of devotees, SMS Alerts

Chardham Yatra 2014 – Biometric registration of devotees, SMS Alerts…. Biometric registration of devotees and facilities like SMS alerts in case of an emergency are among a slew of steps being taken by the state government in view of the char dham pilgrimage scheduled to begin in May this year. “All efforts are being made […]

Kedarnath Temple to reopen on 4 May 2014

Kedarnath Temple to reopen on 4 May 2014, two days after Akshaya Tritiya. The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath will be thrown open for devotees on May 4 after a six month closure during winter when the area remains snowbound. The gates of the famed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva will be […]

Gangotri Temple closing date 2013

The portals of the Gangotri Temple would remain closed for pilgrims from the following day of Diwali, November 4 in 2013. Gangotri Temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganga, one of the most auspicious pilgrimages for Hindus and part of Char Dham Yatra. The other pilgrimages of Char Dham yatra are – Badrinath Temple, Kedarnath Temple and […]

Yamunotri Temple closing date in 2013

The portals of the Yamunotri Temple would remain closed for pilgrims from Bhaiya Duj, November 6 in 2013. Yamunotri temple, dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, one of the most auspicious pilgrimages for Hindus, will be closed on Bhaiya Dhuj after certain Vedic rituals. Yamunotri temple is situated at a height of over 10,000 feet in Garhwal […]