The portals of Badrinath temple, situated in Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,133 metres, would be reopened on May 19, a senior official said on Wednesday.

On the occasion of Basant Panchami, the date of reopening of the temple was announced at Narendra Nagar palace by the Raj Purohit in presence of Boland Badri Maharaja Manujendra Shah, the official said.

“The Badrinath temple will be reopened on May 19 at 8.05 a.m.,” said Surat Ram Nautiyal, Vice-Chairman of the Chardham Development Council.

The portals of Badrinath shrine were closed for the winter period on November 19 during which the idols of Lord Badri, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, were carried to Narsimha Mandir in Joshimath area for the wintry sojourn.