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Gangotri Dham doors closed for devotees from November 5: Uttarakhand Devasthanam BoardThe doors of Gangotri Dham had been shut for devotees from Friday morning in view of the winter season, Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Management Board informed.

Earlier on October 22, the board member said that the doors of Shri Gangotri Dham will be shut on November 5 and that of Shri Kedarnath Dham and Shri Yamunotri Dham on November 6 while the Shri Badrinath Dham will be shut on November 20.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said, “It is an auspicious day to lay the foundation of not only new projects but opening a gateway of development for this ‘Dev Bhoomi’ to maximise the safety measures for devotees.”

“The doors of the Tritiya (third) Kedar Shri Tungnath Temple will close on October 30 and Dwitiya (second) Kedar Shri Madmaheshwar Temple on November 22 for winter. Shri Madmaheshwar Fair will be held on November 25,” Dr Harish Gaur, member of Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Management Board said.The Char Dham Yatra began on September 18 this year after the Nainital High Court on September 16 lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra and allowed only fully Covid vaccinated people with a mandatory COVID-19 negative report for the annual pilgrimage. This yatra attracts lakhs of tourists and devotees every year from across the country and abroad.

he first train will depart ex-New Delhi on November 7. The 16-day package will end on November 23. The corporation will be deploying a deluxe train on ex-New Delhi package.

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