Gangotri - Festivals

| August 21, 2012
Tags: Char dham, chota char dham, Gangotri, india travel destinations, pilgrimage, Uttarakhand

Gangotri temple closes during winter. The temple closes on Diwali every year and the idol is shifted to Mukhyamath temple in Mukhba village, 20 km downstream. Gangotri temple opens on Akshaya Tritiya in April or May. The occasion is celebrated with much fanfare.