The doors of the second Kedar Madmaheshwar Dham have been closed in the auspicious lagna at seven o’clock this morning for the winter with the law. Today, Baba’s moving festival Vigraha Doli will leave for Dham Dham for the winter abode and reach the first stop for the night stay at Goundar village.
Whereas Doli via Ransi, Giria, will be seated on November 22 for five months worship at the Panchkadar winter throne, Omkareshwar temple Ukhimath.
A special prayer of worship was performed at Madmaheshwar Dham from four o’clock in the morning before the closure of the kapat. The aarti was performed by the temple priest T. Gangadhar Linga after offering bhogamurti to the goddess.
At seven o’clock in the morning, with the closure of the temple doors for the winter, the second Kedar Doli was circled for the winter throne, revolving around the temple.
The doors of Badrinath Dham will be closed at 3:35 pm
The valleys of Badrinath Dham will also be closed today for the winter. The media in-charge of the Devasthanam Board, Dr. Harish Gaur, told that the process of closing the doors will start from 1.30 pm, after which the doors of the temple will be closed at 3:35 pm.
He told that the temple is decorated with flowers. So far, one lakh 38 thousand devotees have reached Dham in this season. Three thousand devotees are expected to be present during the closure of the kapat. Kadai bhog was organized at the Lakshmi temple as part of the process of closure of Badrinath Dham.
This bhog was offered to Lakshmi Mata and this bhog was distributed to the devotees as a Prasad. Before the closure of the kapat, Rawal (Chief Priest) of Badrinath, Ishwar Prasad Namboodari will keep the idol of Mata Lakshmi in the Badrinath sanctum and the idols of Uddhav and Kubera will be brought out of the Badrish Panchayat (sanctum sanctorum) and placed in the festive doli and brought to Pandukeshwar.