New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today offered prayers at Badrinath, the last of the Char Dham shrines to be opened this year.
Elaborate security arrangements were made for the President’s visit. On May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kedarnath.
Every year, the Char Dham open in April/May after 6-month winter break, attracting thousands of devotees.
This year Gangotri and Yamunotri were opened on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya, while the doors to Kedarnath were opened on Wednesday. And Badrinath was opened for devotees early today morning and will remain functional till Vijayadasmi on September 30, 2017.