Portals of Kedarnath Dham and Yamunotri close Winters


New Delhi: In Uttarakhand, the portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri were closed for the winter season amidst Vedic chanting, rituals, and devotional tunes of the army band. A large number of devotees witnessed the closure of the doors on the occasion.

Kedarnath temple opened at 3 am today. The Samadhi Puja process of closing the doors started at 4 o’clock. Jyotirlinga was covered with Baghambar, Bhringraj flower, Bhasma, local dry flowers, and leaves, etc.

Along with this, with the call of Bhakunt Bhairav Nath, the sanctum sanctorum and the main gate were closed in the presence of the district administration. After the closure of the doors, the Panchmukhi Doli of Lord Kedarnath left for the winter seat of Shri Omkareshwar Temple, Ukhimath.

Today, Panchmukhi Doli will reach the first stop Rampur. On October 28, Devdoli will reach Shri Vishwanath Temple Guptkashi and on October 29, the doli will reach Shri Omkareshwar temple, Ukhimath.

Meanwhile, In Uttarkashi, the doors of Yamunotri Dham also closed at 12 o’clock for the winter season today.

From here the Bhog idol of Yamuna along with the doli of the Someshwar deity will be brought to Kharshali, where the idol of Yamuna will sit in the temple on the festival of Bhaiya Dooj.

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