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    Doors of Gangotri Dham opened today at 12.30 pm

    The Hawk
    May10/ 2024
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    The divine openings of Gangotri and Kedarnath on Akshaya Tritiya! Discover how devotees gather to witness traditional Vedic rituals, reviving the spirit of pilgrimage in India's revered shrines after winter's pause.

    Gangotri Dham

    Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand): On the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, the doors of the holy abode of Mother Ganga, Gangotri, were opened for common people for darshan and worshipping. The doors were opened at 12.30 pm, at the auspicious time, along with the traditional Vedic chanting.
    At the time of the door opening, a huge crowd of devotees were gathered at the spot of the Gangotri temple. An enthusiastic contingent of devotees was spotted.
    Along with that, the dev doli (palanquin) of goddess Ganga reached Gangotri, where it was welcomed by a large number of devotees. Priests conducted the rituals and opened the portals of the shrine at the auspicious time of 12:30 pm amid chants of hymns.

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