Portals of Badrinath close for winters marking finish of this yr’s Chardham Yatra

The portals of Badrinath had been closed for the wintry weather’s on Saturday night time marking the top of this yr’s Chardham Yatra. 

An reliable of the Devasthanam Board mentioned, Rawal Ishwari Prasad Namboodiri performed the frilly rituals that lasted all over the day earlier than closure of the temple gates for guests precisely at 6.45 pm. Over 4,000 pilgrims had been provide on the temple when the closure rite was once performed on Saturday. 

The closure of Badrinath marks the top of the Chardham Yatra season as it’s the remaining of the 4 Himalayan temples to be closed in Uttarakhand. This yr, the portals for Kedarnath Temple and Yamunotri had been closed on November 6. In the meantime, the portals of the Gangotri shrine closed an afternoon earlier than that.

Uttarakhand Governor Lt gen (retd.) Gurmit Singh and Leader Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed happiness on the yatra being performed effectively regardless of Covid restrictions.

Chardham Yatra was once opened for pilgrims as past due as in September this yr because of the second one wave of Covid. Handiest individuals who had been absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 or carried a compulsory COVID-19 detrimental record had been allowed for the once a year pilgrimage.

Because the yatra started for devotees, 5,06,240 pilgrims visited Chardham this season.

As in line with the Devasthanam Control Board, over two lakh devotees have visited the 4 shrines this yr until October 22.

(With inputs from companies)

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