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Process to reopen Badrinath portals begins

A pitcher filled with sacred sesame oil used for consecration of sacred idols in the sanctorum of Badrinath temple was taken to Yogdhyan Badri temple in Pandukeshwar from Narsingh temple here on Saturday

dehradun Updated: Apr 28, 2018 21:51 IST
Arvind Moudgil
Arvind Moudgil
Hindustan Times
The portals of Badrinath shrine will open on April 30. (HT Photo)

A pitcher filled with sacred sesame oil used for consecration of sacred idols in the sanctorum of Badrinath temple was taken to Yogdhyan Badri temple in Pandukeshwar from Narsingh temple here on Saturday.

It is a key step towards reopening of portals of Badrinath Dham dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

A large number of people gathered at Narsingh temple to witness the age old religious tradition led by Ishwari Prasad Namboodari, the head priest of the holy seat of Aadi Guru Shankracharya and Gadu Ghara.

After a night halt at Pandukeshwar, the Doli (palanquin) of Udhav, elder brother of Badri Narain and Kuber would also join the seat of Shankracharya and would reach Badrinath Dham on April 29.

The portals of Badrinath would open on April 30 at 4:30 am and with it all the four shrines of Chardham would get opened for devotees for the next six months.

First Published: Apr 28, 2018 21:51 IST