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Gangotri shrine closed for devotees

Press Trust of India  |  Uttarkashi 

The sacred portals of in the were closed for devotees Thursday for the winter season.

The gates of the famous temple were closed at 12.30 pm on the auspicious occasion of Annakoot festival, Mandir Samiti said.

After the closure ceremony during which special prayers were offered by, apalanquin decorated with flowers carrying the idol of Goddess Ganga left for Mukhba where she will be worshipped during winter, he said.

MLA Gopal Rawat, Mandir Samiti officials and were present as the temple gates were closed, Semwal said.

Gangotri is closed annually for the winters when it remains snowbound.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 15:45 IST