Uttarakhand: Hemkund Sahib closed for devotees : The Tribune India

2020/10 10 14:10

Gopeshwar, October 10

The gates of Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh shrine in Garhwal Himalayas, have been closed for devotees on Saturday.

The Sikh temple stays closed throughout winter when it’s snowbound.

Round 1,350 pilgrims have been on the temple when its gates have been closed at 1.30 after prayers, mentioned Seva Singh, Chief Supervisor of Hemkund Sahib Administration Belief.

The primary ardas was provided at 9.30 am adopted by Sukhmani recitation at 10 am. Shabad kirtan occurred at 11 am and the antim ardas for this yr at 12.30 pm, he mentioned.

Hemkund Sahib was opened late for devotees this yr on September four as a result of outbreak of COVID-19 and the pilgrimage went on just for 36 days throughout which eight,500 devotees visited the shrine, mentioned Singh.

Greater than 2.39 lakh devotees had visited the shrine final yr. PTI

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