The doors of Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand have been closed from today. The portals of the Dham were closed today at 3.35 pm for the winter season. The lion gate of Badrinath Dham was decorated with marigold flowers. On this occasion, about 10,000 pilgrims offered their last prayers at Badrinath Dham.
The same chief priest Ishwari Prasad Namboodiri dressed as a woman and installed the idol of Goddess Lakshmi in the sanctum sanctorum of Badrinath Dham and brought the idols of Uddhav and Kubera to the temple premises. Along with this, the ghee blanket prepared by the women of Mana Mangal Dal was covered to Lord Badrinath.
After this, at 3.35 pm, the doors of Badrinath Dham were closed for winter. After the closure of the doors, the festive idol doli of Kuber and Uddhav ji left for Bamni village. Now Lord Badrinath will be worshiped in Pandukeshwar and Joshimath for the next 6 months.
On the occasion of the closure of the doors, the devotees danced to the melodious band tunes of the army. Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati Ji Maharaj was also present on this occasion. Along with this, BKTC President Ajendra Ajay was also present. Tell that this year more than 17 lakh 60 thousand pilgrims visited Badrinath Dham, which is a record till now.
The tradition started again after 235 years
The doors of Shri Badrinath Dham are closed today. With this the Char Dham Yatra has come to an end. This is the first time after 235 years, when Shankaracharya of Jyotish Peeth Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati Maharaj was present at the time of closing of doors of Badrinath Dham. The tradition of the presence of Shankaracharya of Jyotish Peeth at the time of closing of the doors has started once again after about 235 years.
Shri Kedarnath Dham has also been closed
Before Shri Badrinath Dham, the doors of Shri Kedarnath Dham have been closed. The doors of Shri Kedarnath Dham were closed on 27 October 2022 at 08.30 am. Apart from this, the doors of Shri Gangotri Dham were closed on October 26 at 12.01 noon and the doors of Shri Yamunotri Dham were closed on October 27 at noon at Abhijeet Muhurta.
The doors open only for 6 months
The portals of major temples of Char Dham are opened only for 06 months. The doors of these Dhams are opened in the beginning of summer in late April or early May and are closed in November. Due to snowfall, their doors are closed.