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Kedarnath shrine closes for winter

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Press Trust of India Dehradun
The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath were closed on Tuesday for the winter season.
Around 1200 devotees attended the ceremony as the gates of the Himalayan shrine were closed at 8.30 am, temple committee sources said.
An idol of the presiding deity Lord Shiva was taken in a flower bedecked palanquin after the closure of the portals to be carried to the Omkareshwar Temple at Ukhimath where he will be worshipped during the next six months.
Chants of "Jai Baba Kedar" filled the air as the procession left for Ukhimath to a tune played by the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantryband.
The procession will reach the Omkareshwar Temple on October 31 viaRampur and Guptkashi.
A total of 9,97,585 devotees paid obeisance at the shrine this season, a temple committee spokesman said.

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 1:20 PM IST

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