Gangotri Temple to remain closed till Aug 15

It is counted as one of the four sacred shrines along with the Yamunotri Temple, Badrinath Temple and Kedarnath Temple.

One of the Char Dham shrines of Uttarakhand, the Gangotri Temple, will stay shut to the public till August 15 due to the prevailing pandemic.

According to the news reports, Gangotri Temple administration has decided to block entry for devotees at 2 km from the main shrine. In addition, the adjoining areas around the temple will also be kept sealed till the Independence Day. The same was told by Suresh Semwal, President of Gangotri Temple Samiti, to the press.

Gangotri Temple is dedicated to the worship of Ganga river in her embodied form. It is the main shrine where the holy river is worshipped in a form. It is counted as one of the four sacred shrines along with the Yamunotri Temple, Badrinath Temple and Kedarnath Temple.


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