Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portals of Hemkund Sahib to close tomorrow for winter season

Gopeshwar: The sacred portals of Hemkund Sahib - a famous Sikh shrine in Garhwal Himalayas - will be closed Friday for six months due to the onset of winter during which the area remains snowbound and inaccessible.
Preparations for the ceremonial closure of the doors of the revered shrine have been given finishing touches even as hordes of Sikh pilgrims are arriving at Govindghat and Ghanghariya, the two major halts on way to the temple, to participate in the last prayers of the season, Manager of the Gurudwara said.
After offering final prayers for the season the doors of the shrine situated at 16000 ft above sea level will be closed for six months at forenoon tomorrow, he said.
with thanks : ZeeNews : LINK : for detailed news.

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