Yamunotri Temple Opening Date 2021

The auspicious journey of Char Dham Yatra starts from Yamunotri Dham as Chardham Yatra is recommended to de done from west to east in clockwise direction. The auspicious date for Yamunotri Dham is the third lunar day of the month of Baisakh – Akshay Tritiya which is 14th of May 2021. The Divine temple of Yamunotri closes its gate on the auspicious occasion of Yama Ditiya/ Bhai dooj.

Opening and Closing dates of Yamunotri Dham 2021

Opening Date - 14 May 2021
Closing Date - 4 Nov 2021

How the Yamunotri Temple Opening & Closing Dates are Decided?

Chardham Shrines blesses the devotees with their presence every year in the month of April- May. However, the dates of the portals are decided by Chardham temple Committee after consulting the priest. A religious ceremony is performed, followed by Hindu Panchang to decide the opening and closing dates of Char Dham Yatra.

Opening dates of the shrines varies for Astrological reasons but for Yamunotri, it is near or on the third lunar day of the month of Baisakh (Akshay Tritiya which falls in the Shukla Paksha of Baisakh). This day is considered as auspicious for Hindus. The word Akshay means ‘Eternal’ the never diminishing sense of good luck and Tritiya means third. It is believed that opening the portals on this day brings good luck and the magnificence of the holy shrines will continue to grow.

Brief Introduction of Shri Yamunotri Dham

On the western side of Garhwal Himalayas in the uttarkashi District, lies the holy shrine of Yamunotri – One of the CharDhams. It stands still in pride at an elevation of about 3,293. It is a source of River Yamuna – Second most sacred river of India. Lofty Himalayan peaks on all the sides and pristine waters of River Yamuna add to the charm of this holy pilgrimage site. This place is of a great spiritual value to the Hindu devotees. It is believed that Yamuna, the sister of the God of death Yama blesses the devotees with a gift of painless death.

Due to excessive snowfall in winters, the shrine of Yamunotri is inaccessible to the pilgrims. Hence Goddess Yamuna is carried to Kharsali for worship. Picturesque landscapes, serenity, intense forests, beautiful and lofty Himalayan peaks, Blissful lakes are a “thing of beauty joy forever”. This is why it is one of the most sought after pilgrim centres in Indian subcontinent.