Events and Festivals in Gangotri

Events & Festivals in Gangotri

Being a popular Hindu pilgrimage, almost all the important Hindu festivals are celebrated in Gangotri with great fun and frolic. The Gangotri Temple closes on the festival of Diwali every year and the idol of Goddess Ganga is shifted to the Mukhyamath Temple located in the Mukhba village which is 20 km downstream. The temple then gets opened on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya held in the months of April or May. This festival is celebrated with great zeal and zest across the region. The temple is decorated lavishly and the idol is taken back to the temple followed with great procession and dance. The Ganga Dusshera festival is also celebrated in Gangotri in May-June which is a sacred celebration of the Goddess Ganga.

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Duration: 1 Day

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Duration: 1 Day

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Duration: 1 Day

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Duration: 1 Day

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