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Portals of Kedarnath shrine opened by maintaining  Social distancing

Updated: April 29, 2020 6:05 pm
In Uttarakhand, the portals of Kedarnath shrine were opened this morning with traditional fervor and gaiety after the winter break.The sacred portals of Central Himalayan Shrine and one among the Char dham shrines of Uttarakhand Baba Kedar Nath has been thrown open amid chanting of Vedic Mantras and performance of other religious rituals. The temple has been specially decorated with flowers to mark the occasion.

Only priests and few senior District Administration officials were present on this auspicious occasion following the lockdown due to COVID-19. According to officials, social distancing was maintained during the opening of the portals. Devotees are prohibited to perform Pooja Archana in the temple following the restrictions during the lockdown. Earlier, the portals of the other two shrines Gangotri and Yamunotri were thrown opened on 26 th April . The portals of Badrinath temple will be open on 15 th of May in the early morning.

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