UP seer demands opening of Badrinath shrine on scheduled date

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April 25, 2020 4:30 PM

A seer in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura city on Saturday demanded that the Uttarakhand government revoke its decision of postponing the opening of the Badrinath shrine and said "changing the auspicious date means inviting wrath of the deity".

Badrinath temple, Garhwal Himalayas, Dharmadhikari, COVID-19 pandemic, latest news on badrinath templeThe portals of the Badrinath temple in the Garhwal Himalayas were scheduled to open on April 30. (IE photo)

A seer in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura city on Saturday demanded that the Uttarakhand government revoke its decision of postponing the opening of the Badrinath shrine and said “changing the auspicious date means inviting wrath of the deity”.

The portals of the Badrinath temple in the Garhwal Himalayas were scheduled to open on April 30, but the date nas been postponed to May 15 due the coronavirus pandemic.

“At a time when the country is facing COVID-19 crisis, every effort should be made to please the deity,” Dwarka Sharda Peethadheeshwar Jagatguru Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said.

“Change in opening date of Badrinath shrine virtually means inviting wrath of the deity,” he added.

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