Finally, the portals of Badrinath has also been closed thereby marking the closure of all four Char Dhams including Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are closed for this season that is 2011. Now, pilgrims have to wait for next year to carry out the pilgrimage accross all four dhams in Uttarakhand.
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Dehradun, November 17
Portals of the Central Himalayan Hindu shrine of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of the state were closed for the winter today.
At a height of 10,248 ft above sea level, Badrinath shrine was closed for the winter in the afternoon in presence of priests, dharmadikaris and other temple committee members.
Badrinath Dham’s temple committee office bearer JP Sati said the temple was decked up with flowers and other decorations. An Army band was also present on the occasion.
The ‘Utsav Doli’ has also left Badrinath for Pandukeshwar, where the presiding deity will be worshipped during the winter.
With the closure of the shrine, the Char Dham yatra has come to a close in Uttarakhand. The other shrines of Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri have already been closed for the season.
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