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Chardham Yatra 2008 – Pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri

ChardhamYatra comprises of pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, India. The four important pilgrimage centers are together known as Char Dham or Chardham. In 2008, Chardham Yatra date is from May 7. The four shrines remain closed for major part of the year due to snowfall. The temples usually open in the month of April or May for a six-month period.In 2008, Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines will open on May 7, on Akshya Tritiya day, and close on day of Diwali.Badrinath will open on May 9, 2008 and will close ten days after Deepavali.Kedarnath will open on May 8, 2008 and will close on Diwali Bhaidooj day.Gangotri (altitude of 3200 meters)

Yamunotri (4421 m)

Badrinath (3135 m)

Kedarnath (3580 m)

During the Chardham Yatra period, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) conducts spiritual tour. There is also online reservation facility. Helicopter Services are also available from Agastyamuni to Kedarnath and Badrinath.

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Madurai Meenakshi Temple Chithirai Festival Live Online

The celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswar at the world famous MaduraiMeenakshiTemple will be telecast live online. Celestal Wedding (Thirukkalyanam ) of Lord Sundareswarar (Shiva) with Goddess Meenakshi, which is the most important ceremony during the annual Chithirai Festival, will take place on April 25, 2010.
The 12-day Chithirai Festival began on April 16 and Pattabhishegam for Goddess Meenakshi is on April 23 and Car festival is on April 26. Online Live streaming is only of the Thirukkalyanam, the celestial wedding of Lord Sundareswarar (Shiva) with Goddess Meenakshi Amman. The celestial wedding will be on April 25 and is available Live Online from 07:00 am IST. The live telecast and other details can be found at the official website of Madurai Meenakshi temple –

Quotes Shirdi Saibaba

Whenever you undertake to do something, do it thoroughly or not at all.No one wants to take from me what I give abundantly.Other people’s acts will affect just them. It is only your own deeds that will affect you.Where contentiousness prevails, ignorance and Maya abound. There is no thought of deliverance and the mind is continually engaged in malicious, misconceived speculation. Such one is not worthy of self-knowledge. He is engulfed by ignorance alone. He can enjoy happiness neither on earth nor in heaven. Everywhere and at all times he is unhappy.When you see with your inner eye, then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.Shirdi Saibaba