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Dates for closure of Char Dham shrines announced

The dates for closure of the Char Dham shrines was finalised on the occasion of Dussehra. With the closing of these shrines in November, the Char Dham Yatra will halt for the six months of winter.

The Gangotri shrine will be closed for the winter season on November 15 while the portals of the Yamunotri shrine will be closed on November 16 on the occasion of Bhaiyaduj.

The portals of the eleventh Jyotirlinga, Kedarnath temple will be closed to the public on November 16 at 8.30 AM while the portals of the Badrinath shrine will be closed to the public at 3.35 PM on November 19. Apart from the Char Dham shrines, the portals of the second Kedar, Madmaheshwar will be closed on November 19 at 7 AM. The third Kedar, Tungnath’s portals will be closed to the public on November 4 at 11.30 AM.

According to traditional beliefs, the declaration of the date for closing of the Badrinath shrine for the winters is decided on the occasion of Vijayadashami as per astrological calculations. According to the information by the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Board, this time the Madmaheswar fair will be held on November 22.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 | PNS | New Tehri

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