Gangotri portals shut for winters

Today, on the holy festival of Annakut, the valleys of the Gangotri temple are closed for the winter. Gangotri Temple Committee Chairman Suresh Semwal said that the process of closing the doors of Gangotri Temple started at 8.30 am.

A special puja was performed after Mahabhishekha was performed with Veda mantras. The temple doors were closed at 11.40 am after the puja. After this, the idol of Ganga ji was left for Mukhba with a doli yatra at 11.55 am.

The Doli Yatra will take a night’s rest at the Devi temple near Mukhba Markandeya and on Tuesday the idol of the mother Ganga will be placed in the Ganga temple at Mukhba. At the same time, the doors of Yamunotri Temple will be closed for winter tomorrow on Bhaiyuduj.

On October 29, the doors of Kedarnath Dham will be closed at 8:30 am on Tuesday. After this, Baba’s Doli will be taken to Rampur first stop. The doors of the Badrinath temple are to close on 17 November. With this the Chardham Yatra for the 2019 season will end.

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