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Gangotri temple opening time (9th April, 2016) : The opening date of Gangotri temple’s kapat has been declared on the auspicious day of Navratra (8th April, 2016) The kapat shall be opened on Akshya Tritiya (9th May, 2016) at 12:30 after noon. The kapat opening for Yamunotri shall be declared on 12th April, 2016. Meanwhile, the opening dates for Badrinath and Kedarnath temples have been declared for 11th May and 9th May, 2016 respectively.

As per Gangotri temple committee, the date was finalized after consulting the purohits and their calculations based on astrological calendar. The doli of Ganga shall be carried from its winter seat Mukhba on 8th May after 1 PM. The night halt shall be done at Bhairav temple at Bhairav ghati. On 9th May, early morning, the doli shall be carried to Gangotri from Bhairav Mandir. On 9th May, based on astrological calculations, the kapat shall be opened at 12:30 after noon. On the other hand, Yamunotri kapat shall also be opened on 9th May and the time shall be decided on Yamuna jayanti. 

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