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The Chardham Yatra began on Friday. As a result, the doors of Kedarnath and Yamunotri temples in the Garhwal Himalayas were opened for devotees on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya after remaining closed during the winter season. 

The doors of the revered Himalayan temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Yamunotri respectively were opened at 7 am in the presence of a large number of devotees amid chanting of hymns, reports news agency PTI. 

The same report adds that Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami along with his wife Geeta were also present as the portals of Kedartnath opened for devotees.

“It is an auspicious day for which we wait throughout the year. I welcome you all on the occasion. May you all be showered with the blessings of Baba Kedar," PTI report quoted Dhami as saying while addressing a gathering outside the temple after offering prayers.  

Not least thousands of devotees witnessed the opening of the portals of Kedarnath, showing a video going viral.


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