The valleys of Kedarnath and Yamunotri Dham were closed for the winter amid heavy snowfall on the holy festival of Bhaiya Dooj. Now for six months, Baba Kedar can be seen at the Omkareshwar temple in Ukhimath, the winter throne, and the Yamuna at Kharsali in Uttarkashi district. The doors of Gangotri Dham were closed on Sunday.
On Monday, the Ganges' festive Doli has been seated at its winter retreat. At the same time, the doors of Badrinath Dham will be closed on 19 November. The weather in Kedarnath started changing from late Sunday evening.
The process of closing the doors in Dham started at 3 am. Meanwhile, heavy snowfall started, but the enthusiasm of the devotees was heavy due to the cold. Chief Priest Shiv Shankar Linga at Kedarpuri resounded with loud cheers and chanted Baba Kedar. Exactly half past Utsav Doli was brought out of the sanctum sanctorum at six o'clock.
The Utsav Doli was kept in the temple premises for about two hours to pay obeisance to the devotees. After this, at 8.30 am, the main doors of the temple were closed. Utsav Doli left for Rampur, it's the first step, to the tune of the army band. Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also walked some distance along with Utsav Doli.
About two thousand devotees were present in the Dham on this occasion. After night rest at Rampur, Utsav Doli on November 17, Guptkashi and November 18 Omkareshwar Temple Ukhimath will arrive. On the other hand, Yamunotri Dham in Uttarkashi also continued snowfall since morning. In the meantime, the process of closing the valve was started. The doors were closed at 12:25 pm with Vedic chanting. The Doli of the Yamuna led by Shani Dev reached Kharsali, a place of winter migration.