Gangotri Temple 2016 Opening Date

Visit to the Gangotri Temple is part of the Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand, India. Gangotri Temple 2016 Opening Date is May 9. The shrine closes on October 30, 2016. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, popularly known as Ganga maiyaa, and is located in Uttar Kashi District. 

This shrine dedicated to River Ganga along with Badrinath, Kedarnath and Yamunotri forms part of Chardham yatra. The shrine remains closed during the peak winter season from November to April.

A slab on which King Bhagirath meditated to bring Goddess Ganga down to earth is located near the temple.

The Shrine opens on the Akshaya Tritiya day and closes after Diwali.