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Heavy snowfall at Kedarnath - Lord Shiva’s sacred temple covered in white blanket (5 videos)

Over the last few days Uttarkhand has been receiving heavy snowfall.    Kedarnath , one of the holiest Hindu shrines, has been reportedly covered in feets of snow.   Though shrine has been shut down for winter, odd pilgrims and trekkers  make their way in the unforgiving weather and heights, probably at rhe beginning of the chilly weather.

Over the last few days Uttarkhand has been receiving heavy snowfall.  

Kedarnath , one of the holiest Hindu shrines, has been reportedly covered in several feet of snow. 

Though shrine has been shut down for winter, odd pilgrims and trekkers  make their way in the unforgiving weather and heights, probably at the beginning of the chilly weather.

There are also surprising sights of a few sadus sitting with just holy ash on their bodies. 

Starting the month of November, Kedarnath gets heavy snowfall and all the routes are closed. As the shrine shuts down for 6 months, the holy statue of Lord Shiva, is shifted from Garhwal (Kedarkhand) to Ukhimath.

 

It is brought in the first week of May when the doors of the temple are thrown open to pilgrims.

Kedarnath town also gets deserted as people shift to nearby villages.

The most remote of the four Chota Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas at a height of 11,755 ft above sea level and is flanked by snow-capped peaks.

 

Here are five videos, which have been shot in the previous years, but give a sense of the Kedarnath in winter. 

Videos: Heavy snowfall at Kedarnath temple 

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