Badrinath Temple in Uttarkhand opens without devotees

Badrinath Temple in Uttarkhand is now open

The gates of highly revered Badrinath Temple were opened today and a low key ceremony took place without devotees. The ceremony was attended by the Chief priest,  various other priests and officials of the board.  The first Puja at the temple was performed on behalf of Prime Minister Modi and for the welfare of all of mankind.

The temple was lit up and covered in flowers to mark this auspicious occasion.  The chief minister and the tourism ministers of Uttarakhand expressed their delight and congratulated the pilgrims on the reopening of the temple.

The Badrinath temple is an important pilgrimage site of the ‘Char Dham’ –  The four religious sites in Hinduism,  The temple is normally open in summer months and opens from the end of April until the end of October and is shut in the winter due to harsh weather and poor road conditions. This year, however, the temple did not open on the initially announced 30th of April, owing to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The reopening of one of the holiest sites in Hinduism and one of Uttarakhand’s most important sites is great news for everyone.