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Kedarnath closed for winter

Press Trust of India  |  Kedarnath 

The portals of the shrine in the were closed for the winter season Friday after an elaborate prayer ceremony lasting for over four hours.

The gates of the temple, which houses one of the eleven jyotirlingas of Lord and attracts devotees from across the country and abroad, were closed at 8.30 am on the occasion of Bhratri Dwitiya,PRO Harish Gaud said.

After the special puja was performed with ashes and wild flowersby the of the shrine T Gangadhar Linga, anidol of Lord kept in a flower bedecked palanquin left for in Ukhimath where it is worshipped during winter, he said.

The special puja started at 4 am and hundreds of devotees braved icy winds to witness the temple's wintertime closure, he said.

The palanquin carrying the idol will reach Ukhimath on November 11 morning, he said.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 13:45 IST