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Gangotri shrine opens on May 2

PICS: Gangotri shrine to be thrown open for pilgrims on May 2

The sacred portals of Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas will open on May 2. The opening of doors at 12 noon coincides with Akshaya Tritiya and marks the beginning of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage this year. The auspicious hour to reopen the gates of the shrine dedicated to Goddess Ganga and located at a height of 10000 feet in Uttarkashi district was decided on the occasion of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada on Monday, March 31, Gangotri temple committee sources said in Dehradun.