The yearly Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand will be started from April 18 with the reviving of the shrines of Gangotri and Yamunotri sanctuaries in Uttarkashi district of the state.
The Himalayan hallowed places of Gangotri and Yamunotri committed to goddesses Ganga and Yamuna individually will be revived following a six-month-long winter break for aficionados with expanding religious service.
According to age-old custom, both the holy places are revived around the same time. Despite the fact that Yamunotri Mandir Samiti is yet to make an official declaration, however, individuals from the Samiti has announced the dates on Sunday.
“The two day long reviving function will start on April 17 and the palanquin of goddess Ganga will continue towards Gangotri at 11.45 am from its winter residence with a march of pilgrims and neighborhood villagers. The pilgrims will take a night end in Bhaironghati where Jagran and Bhandara will be sorted out. After which it will continue to Gangotri where gateways of the sanctuary will be revived on April 18 at 1.15 pm,” said Mukesh Semwal, leader of the samiti.
Also, Jagmohan Uniyal, VP of Yamunotri Mandir Samiti, stated, “The entries of Yamunotri place of worship will open on April 18, be that as it may, the planning and different subtle elements will be formally proclaimed on March 23 on the event of Yamuna Jayanti.”