DEHRADUN, Oct 21
Char Dham Shrines of Kedarnath and Yamunotri were closed for winters on occasion of Bhaiya Dooj on Saturday.
Amidst performance of vedic rituals and chanting of mantras, the portals of Kedarnath was closed at 8.30 am on Saturday. Now the Utsav Doli of Kedarnath that left the temple will reach Ukhimath on Oct 23, its winter abode.
Closure of Kedarnath portals comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Kedarnath and paid his obeisance to the temple. He has also announced six infrastructure development projects for Kedar valley.
Similarly, portals of Yamunotri shrine were also closed on Saturday for winters at 1.27 pm. The closure ceremony was undertaken with full vedic rituals and customs. The Doli of Goddesses Yamuna will now be in Kharshali for winters