Uttarakhand: Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib's portals close for winter

By Jasleen Kaur - October 10, 2021 5:10 pm

Uttarakhand: The portals of Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib in Chamoli district were closed on Sunday for the winter season. It is one of the most revered Sikh pilgrimage sites.

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Hemkunt Sahib in Uttarakhand is visited by thousands of devotees from all over the globe every summer. The gurdwara is situated beside a lake and it is believed that the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, had meditated at the site.

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Around 5,000 pilgrims visited the gurdwara since it was opened to devotees on September 18 after months of closure due to the second wave of Covid-19.

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According to Govind Ghat Sardar Seva Singh, chief manager of Shri Hemkunt Gurdwara Trust, the pilgrimage was conducted with strict compliance to the Covid-19 protocol. Last year following the pandemic outbreak, the shrine had opened late last year.

-PTC News