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Gangotri Temple 2009 Visiting Period – Opening and Closing Dates

GangotriTemple is part of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, India. Located at an altitude of 3084, Gangotri Shrine is dedicated to Ganga Maa and is also known as the Temple of River Ganga (Ganges). A slab on which King Bhagirath meditated to bring Goddess Ganga down to earth is located near the temple. In 2009, GangotriTemple will open on April 27, 2009 and close on October 17, 2009.Char Dham Yatra comprises of pilgrimage to BadrinathTemple, KedarnathTemple, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, India. The Gangotri temple remains closed for a major part of the year – especially during the harsh winter. The shrine remains open from April to October – Akshaya Tritiya to Diwali.

Inspirational Quotes – Swami Adiswarananda

So Vedanta’s exhortations are: If you want happiness, reduce your dependencies. If you want joy, reduce your desires. If you want peace, reduce your ego. If you want security, keep the instincts of sex and palate under control. If you hope for the best, be prepared for the worst. Face the fact that there is no life without suffering. Face the problems by overcoming them. Face the changes of life by falling back on the changeless. Face death by knowing the deathless in yourself; face the uncertainties of life by making them a part of your life. Face the past by acting on the living present. Face the nightmares by waking up. Face the sufferings by developing immunity against them. Swami Adiswarananda (Source : The Vedanta Way to Peace and Happiness, p.47-48)

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