Yamunotri Dham
Yamunotri Dham

Yamunotri shrine kapat opens on Akshay Tritiya

On the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, the sacred doors of the Yamunotri Dham has been ceremoniously opened, marking the commencement of the pilgrimage season for devotees. Thousands of worshippers, both from within India and abroad, gathered to witness the divine rituals and immerse themselves in the spiritual aura of these sacred sites, which are revered as the origin points of the holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna.

Devotees seized the opportunity to purify themselves by bathing in the holy waters and offering prayers at the temples, seeking blessings for prosperity and spiritual fulfillment. A grand procession, accompanied by traditional music and chants, added to the festive atmosphere as the pilgrimage centers were adorned with flowers showered from helicopters, symbolizing a warm welcome to all pilgrims embarking on their spiritual journey.

In a symbolic and emotional moment, the ceremonial procession of Mother Yamuna commenced its journey from its winter abode in Kharsali (Khushimath) to Yamunotri Dham, led by her brother Shanidev. Villagers and representatives of local folklore bid farewell to the procession, adding to the cultural richness of the occasion.

At Yamunotri Dham, amidst the auspicious Rohini Nakshatra, the temple doors were opened for devotees by the pilgrimage priests, accompanied by Vedic chants and rituals. The presence of dignitaries including SP Vigilance Dr. Murugesan, MLA Yamunotri Sanjay Doval, Chairman of Yamunotri Temple Committee, SDM Barkot Mukesh Ramola, CO Surendra Singh Bhandari, and other esteemed individuals added to the sanctity of the moment.

With the doors of these revered temples now open, devotees have begun their pilgrimage with fervent prayers for a safe and spiritually enriching journey.

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