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Kedarnath Temple: Entry of devotees banned into sanctum sanctorum

Kedarnath Temple: After nearly a two-month dip in footfall during the monsoon season, there has been a sharp rise in the number of devotees thronging the temple of late.

PTI Reported By: PTI New Delhi Published on: September 19, 2022 23:34 IST
Devotees during the opening of the doors of the Kedarnath
Image Source : PTI Devotees during the opening of the doors of the Kedarnath Temple, in Rudraprayag district.

Kedarnath Temple: The Badrinath-Kedarnath temple committee on Monday banned the entry of devotees into the sanctum sanctorum of Kedarnath for the time being in view of a huge rush of pilgrims.

After nearly a two-month dip in footfall during the monsoon season, there has been a sharp rise in the number of devotees thronging the temple of late.

"We have put a ban on the entry of devotees into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple for the time being as there is limited space inside it and the rush is too much. As long as the ban is in force, devotees cannot go beyond the sabha mandap for darshan," BKTC president Ajendra Ajay told PTI.

A similar ban was imposed at the Himalayan temple before the onset of the monsoon, as well as the daily turnout, had climbed, he said.

"The restriction can be removed only when the crowd gets smaller," Ajay said.

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