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Gangotri Kapat Opening and Closing Dates 2024

The Gangotri temple opens for six months every year, between the end of April and the beginning of November, due to heavy snowfall in the region during the winter months. The temple’s management committee and the priests decide the exact date for the opening and closing of the temple, which is announced well in advance.

Gangotri Temple Kapat Opening and Closing Date

Gangotri Temple Opening Date10 May 2024
Gangotri Temple Closing Date2 November 2024

Gangotri Temple opens on May 10, 2024 (tentative). The Gangotri Kapat generally closes on the day after Diwali, November 2, 2024.

About Gangotri Temple

about gangotri temple

Gangotri is a Hindu temple and a pilgrimage site located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is one of the four sacred shrines in India’s Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple is situated in the western region of the Garhwal Himalayas, at an elevation of 3,100 meters above sea level.

It is dedicated to the goddess Ganga, the Hindu goddess of the River Ganges. The temple is located on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, considered the source of the Ganges River.

Gangotri Temple Opening and Closing Time

The temple opens from 6:15 AM to 2:00 PM. It closes for an hour and opens again at 3:00 PM. Gangotri temple closes for an hour in the afternoon, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 PM and then at 9:30 PM at night.

Gangotri Temple Opening Time6:15 AM
Gangotri Temple Closing Time9:30 PM

Note: On special days, the timings might change, so it is suggested to check the timings at YatraDham.Org before visiting the website.

Gangotri Temple Aarti Timings

The Gangotri temple Aarti timings are 6:00 AM when Mangala Aarti is performed behind closed doors. The second Aarti takes place at 7:45 PM.

Morning Aarti6:00 AM
Evening Aarti7:45 PM

Note: The temple closes Darshan for certain times in the day for Maha Bhog for 10 minutes from 9:00 AM to 9:10 AM and in the afternoon for an hour.

Also Check: The Chardham Yatra Route

Gangotri Darshan Timings 

The temple opens around 6:15 AM, where devotees are allowed to take darshan till 2:00 pm. After which, the temple is open for darshan at 3:00 pm.

In summary, the opening and closing dates of the Gangotri temple vary every year and depend on several factors, such as the weather and the Hindu calendar. However, the most common dates are the last week of April and the second week of November.

During this period, visitors and devotees from all over the world come to this divine site to seek blessings from the goddess Ganga.

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Sanjay Dangrocha
Sanjay Dangrocha is your guide to a world of adventure through his travel blog. Stay updated for your next journey to famous temples, travel adventures and must-visit places.”
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