Agency GOPESHWAR: The portals of Hemkund Sahib, a high altitude Sikh shrine in Garhwal Himalayas, were closed on Thursday for the winter season. Over 3,000 Sikh devotees braved the chill to pay obeisance at the temple located at a height of 14202 feet before its ceremonial closure in the afternoon after recital of prayers. Gurudwara management committee officials said over 2.5 lakh people visited Hemkund Sahib this year. Doors of the temple will be reopened in May, they said.
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