Badrinath Temple to close for winter on November 27

Badrinath Temple, one of the four Char Dhams, will close for winters on November 27 this year. Badrinath Temple is shut down during winters every year. It remains closed for almost 4 months.

Purohits in Uttarakhand to get pension

The Uttarakhand government has decided to grant a pension of Rs 800 per month to purohits living in the hills to stop their migration to the plains in search of livelihood, a senior official said here on Saturday.

Anil Ambani takes 'Swachh Bharat' campaign to Badrinath, Kedarnath

Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to rid the country of litter and rubbish, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani ojn Saturday cleaned the Badrinath and Kedarnath temple premises and area around it to spread the message of 'Swachh Bharat'.

Now, 'Char Dham Yatra' in winter

Priests and temple committees concerned have unanimously approved a proposal to start an annual yatra to places where the char dham deities are worshipped during their winter sojourn.

Ten BRO personnel injured as bridge collapses

Ten Border Roads Organisation personnel were injured on Monday when a bailey bridge on way to Badrinath collapsed while being repaired and fell into a river flowing underneath.

How to perform Shraddha in Badrinath?

Know the importance of Shraddha puja in Pitra Paksha and how to perform it in Badrinath.

Weather clears in Uttarakhand; pilgrims leave for `Char Dham`

The weather was clear in most parts of Uttarakhand today except light to moderate rain at isolated places, allowing `Char Dham` pilgrims to leave for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Police clueless in Badrinath priest murder case

A day after the murder of a Badrinath shrine priest who was found dead in his residence late Saturday, the police remained clueless about the perpetrators.

Kedarnath Yatra suspended till July 29

Kedarnath yatra was on Sunday further suspended due to bad weather till July 29 after opening for a brief four hours.

Heavy rains continue to lash Uttarakhand; rivers flowing near danger mark

Rain fury continued in Uttarakhand overnight with major rivers flowing dangerously close to the danger mark.

Uttarakhand rivers in spate; hundreds of pilgrims stranded

Hundreds of pilgrims continued to remain stranded in Uttarakhand on Thursday with heavy rains lashing the hill state.

Uttarakhand: Rivers in spate again, hundreds of pilgrims stranded

The holy Char Dham yatra to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttarakhand has been halted owing to heavy rains in the upper reaches of the state.

Uttarakhand put on alert for `very heavy rainfall`

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rainfall alert for Uttarakhand, prompting evacuations in several areas.

Year after Himalayan tsunami, `Dev Bhoomi` Uttarakhand remains scarred

A year has passed but the horrifying images from Uttarakhand remain strongly etched in the minds of those who lost their loved ones or saw their livelihood destroyed by the Himalayan Tsunami.

Kedarnath Yatra suspended for fourth day due to bad weather

The Kedarnath Yatra remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday due to adverse weather conditions, officials said.

Badrinath shrine reopens amid chanting of Vedic hymns

Faith has won over fearful memories of deadly devastation in Uttarakhand. Amid recitals of Vedic hymns and blowing of conch shells, the holy shrine of Badrinath reopened on Monday, a day after prayers began at Kedarnath.

Ishwar Prasad Namburi becomes head priest of Badrinath

With the gates of Badrinath shrine scheduled to be reopened on May 5, Ishwar Prasad Namburi was on Friday formally given charge as the `Rawal` (head priest) of the famed Himalayan temple.

Chardham yatra to start on May 2

All preparations are complete for the start of Chardham yatra from May 2 with the road from Rudraprayag to Joshimath on way to Badrinath fully black-topped and the snow-clogged highway leading to the Himalayan shrine cleared of snow and opened to traffic, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar on Sunday said.

Two highways leading to Kedarnath, Badrinath blocked

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches and moderate showers in plains in Uttarakhand have left two highways leading to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas blocked, raising worries about timely start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage on May two.

Uttarakhand govt taking steps for smooth Char Dham yatra

With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines.