Chardham Yatra Opening & Closing Dates 2021

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Chardham Yatra Opening & Closing Dates 2021

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Greatest among all the Pilgrimages, way to Vaikunth is –The Char Dham Yatra.Char Dham situated on the divine lap of Himalaya surrounded by high peaks and forests on the way makes the Yatra a voyage of lifetime. Yamunotri DhamGangotri Dham, Shri Kedarnath & Badrinath together make the Char Dham Circuit of Uttarakhand. In search of spiritual and eternal inner peace every year flock of millions of devotees attract to the sector.

Dates for Fixed Departure Group of Chardham Yatra 2020 - 12 May / 27 May / 10 June / 22 June. Click Here

Opening & Closing Dates of Chardham Yatra

Chardham Destination Opening Date Closing Date
Yamunotri Temple 14th May 2021, Friday (Tentative) 06th Nov 2021, Saturday (Tentative)
Gangotri Temple 14 May 2021, Friday (Tentative) 05 Nov 2021, Friday (Tentative)
Kedarnath Temple 15 May 2021, Saturday (Tentative) 06 Nov 2021, Saturday (Tentative)
Badrinath Temple 18th MAY 2021, Tuesday Closing day is decided by the priest of Temple on Vijaydashmi

1. Yamunotri

    Shri Yamunotri Dham is opened for the pilgrims on Akshay Tritaya every year and closes on the day of Yamdeep second day after Dipawali or on Bhyadooj. The announcement of the opening of the Kapaat is declared on the auspicious day of Basant Panchmi by the priest. Tentative opening dates of Shri Yamunotri Dham Yatra 2021 is 14th May

Yamunotri Dham Temple Darshan Timing :-

Morning  6:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Evening – 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Shri Yamunotri Temple Opens for Darshan and Pooja every morning from 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM in the evening during Yatra season. Every day priest of Shri Yamunotri Ji perform the Mangal Aarti in the morning from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. Evening Shayan Aarti helds every day from 6:30 pm to 7:30 PM after which the door of the temple is closed for Pilgrims

2. Gangotri

The Holy shrine of Gangotri Dham opens on the Akshay Tritya which usually falls on either the last week of April or the first week in May and closes for Darshan on Bhya Dooj after Diwali.

The Tentative Opening date of Gangotri Dham in 2021 is on Auspicious day of Akshay teerth i.e. on 14th May. The probable Gangotri Dham Temple closing Date is on 05th November, on the day of Bhya Dooj.

Gangotri Dham Temple Darshan Timing :-

Morning  6:15 am to 2:00 pm 

Evening – 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Shri Gangotri Temple Opens for Darshan and Pooja every morning from 06:15 AM to 2:00 PM during Yatra season and from 03:00 PM to 09:30 PM in the evening. Every day priest of Shri Gangotrii Ji perform the Mangal Aarti in the morning from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. Evening Shayan Aarti helds every day from 6:30 pm to 7:30 PM after which the door of the temple is closed for Pilgrims.

3. Kedarnath

The opening date of the doors of Shri Kedarnath Dham is always declared on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri after the Vedic Panchang Poojan in the winter seat of Shri Kedarnath Ji in Ukhimath. The shubh Muhurat of the temple opening is kept in Vaisakh month.   There is a tradition of closing the Kedarnath Temple doors on Bhya Dooj after Dipawali.

This year in  Chardham Yatra 2021 Shri Kedarnath Dham Yatra opening date is 15th May 2021 & the tentative closing date is 06th November 2021.

Kedarnath Dham Temple Darshan Timing :-

Morning  5:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Evening – 5:00 pm to until the last pilgrims have darshan 

Kedarnath temple opens up at 05:00 AM every morning. There is not any official time to close the temple and is closed until the last pilgrims have Darshan at the temple in the previous night.

 IMP: From evening 3 PM to 5 PM the temple again got closed for Sringaar of Lord Shiva. 

4. Badrinath

The date of opening and closing date of the Badrinath Dham is decided on Basant Panchami and Vijay Dashmi respectivley. In year 2021 the opening date of Shri Badrinath Dham Temple is fixed as 18th May, 2021. Closing date of Shri Badrinath Dham will be announced on Vijay Dashmi. The opening date is declared at Royal Tehri Palace, Narendra Nagar on Basant Panchmi.

Badrinath Dham Temple Darshan Timing :-

Morning – 4:00 am and at 12 noon after the pooja and Aarti the doors of Temple are closed.

Evening – 4:00 pm to until the last pilgrims have darshan.

Temple opens at 04 Am every morning. After the opening Sringaar and Puja of Lord Badri Vishal devotees starts the Darshan. At 12 noon after the pooja and Aarti the doors of Temple are closed and re opens again at 04 PM for Darshan. After the evening Aarti at 08 PM and  the doors of Temple are closed until the last pilgrims have darshan. 

Author Bio

Mr. Vikas Sharma holds (Masters in Tourism Management from BHU, Diploma International Tourism from KUK & Yogacharya from Uttarakhand ). He has more than a decade of work and writing experience in the field of Travel & Tourism in Top shot company of India. He developed his hobby of writing and is been engaged in writing fruitful content on travel, education, spirituality and yoga. 

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