Portals of Shri Badrinath Temple Closed  For Winter Season Shri Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand (By Dinesh Valke Via Wikimedia Commons)

With more than 5,000 devotees present to attend the gate closing ceremony of Lord Badrinath, the shrine is now closed for pilgrims for the winter season, Jagran has reported.

The Himalayan shrine in Uttarakhand remains closed for visitors during the winter season as the area remains covered in snow. The procedure for closing the gates of the temple began at 3 pm and the gates were closed at 3.21 pm with rituals amidst chanting of Vedic hymns.

Along with Badrinath temple, gates of Mata Murti temple in Badrinath and Bhavishya Badri temple in Tapovan were also closed.

With the closure of portals of Badrinath temple, the Char Dham Pilgrimage, including Shri Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri, has been concluded in the state for the season.

Earlier, portals of Gangotri temple were closed on 8 November while those of Shri Kedarnath temple and Yamunotri temple were closed on 9 November.

Badrinath is amongst the holiest of Hindu religious shrines and is located in the Garhwal Himalayan region at the banks of the Alaknanda river in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.

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