The portals of Badrinath were opened for devotees at 6.15 am on Sunday amid the chanting of vedic hymns and traditional rituals.
Preparations are underway for the opening of the portals of Shri Badrinath Dham on May 18.
The construction of chariots for Rath Yatra has begun in Puri, Odisha amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The sacred portals of Badrinath, the famous Himalayan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, will be reopened for devotees in the wee hours of April 30.
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