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Char Dham Yatra – opening and closing dates of Chardham Yatra temples in Uttarakhand

In Hinduism, Char Dham Yatra in Himalayas comprises of pilgrimage to BadrinathTemple, KedarnathTemple, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, India. These are some of the most important temples in Hindu religion remains closed (October to April) for major part of the year due to harsh winter and heavy snowfall. In 2011, the Char Dham Yatra begins on May 6. The date of opening of YamunotriTemple and Gangotri Shrine is May 6, 2011. KedarnathTemple will open on May 8, 2011 and Badrinath Shrine will open on May 9, 2011. During the Chardham Yatra period, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) conducts spiritual tour. Online reservation facility is also available. Helicopter Services are also available from Agastyamuni to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Closing Dates in Char Dham Yatra 2011 Gangotri Temple will close on October 26, 2011 – on the Diwali day

Yamunotri Shrine will close also close on the Diwali day.

Badrinath Temple will close 10 day after Deepavali.

KedarnathShrine will close the day after Diwa…

Mundaka Upanishad Teachings

The Self is not attained through discourses nor through memorizing scriptural texts, nor through much learning. It is gained only by him who wishes to attain it with his whole heart. To such a one, the Self reveals Its true nature. (Chapter III, Section II:3)Engrossed in the ways of the ignorant, these people (those who rely on the greatness of rituals and meritorious acts) childishly think that they have gained the end of life. But being subject to passions and attachments, they never attain knowledge, and therefore, they fall down wretched, when the fruits of their good deeds are exhausted. (Chapter I, Section II:9)These ignorant men, who regard sacrificial and charitable acts as most important, do not know any other way to bliss. Having enjoyed in the heights of heave, the abode of pleasures, they again enter this world or even inferior worlds. (Chapter I, Section II:10)Mundaka Upanishad