Felt fire-like energy: Rahul Gandhi after visiting Kedarnath shrine
Felt fire-like energy: Rahul Gandhi after visiting Kedarnath shrine

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday trekked to the revered Kedarnath shrine and said that he felt "fire-like" energy after entering the holy portals.

Char Dham Yatra to begin on April 21

The annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand will begin on April 21 during the auspicious 'Akshaya Tritiya' festival, with the reopening of the Gangotri and the Yamunotri shrines in the Garhwal Himalayas, officials said on Sunday.

Fresh snowfall in Kedarnath, Badrinath shrines

Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches including Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas and rain in lower areas on Friday affected normal life in the hill districts of Uttarakhand.

Snowfall in higher reaches, showers in plains of Uttarakhand

The high altitude areas in Garhwal Himalayas were covered with a thick shroud of snow today even as Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall and the plains were lashed by showers coupled with hail, adding to the chill.

Kedarnath, Yamunotri close for winters

The sacred portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines in Garhwal Himalayas were closed on Saturday for winters after elaborate rituals held amid chanting of vedic hymns.

Hemkund Sahib closes for winter

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims braved chilly conditions to converge at Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas on Friday as the sacred portals of the shrine were closed for the annual six-month winter break during which the area remains snowbound.

Portals of Hemkund Sahib to close tomorrow for winter season

The sacred portals of Hemkund Sahib - a famous Sikh shrine in Garhwal Himalayas - will be closed Friday for six months due to the onset of winter during which the area remains snowbound and inaccessible.

Portals of Kedarnath, Yamunotri closed for winter

Portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri, the two major chardham pilgrimage centres in Garhwal Himalayas, were closed to visitors on Tuesday for winters during which they become snowbound and inaccessible.

Bhairavnath temple near Kedarnath closed for winter

The sacred portals of Bhairavnath temple near Kedarnath in Garhwal Himalayas were closed on Saturday for winter amid chanting of vedic hymns and a mild snowfall.

Rudranath shrine reopens

The Rudranath temple, one of the Panchkedar shrines located in Garhwal Himalayas, reopened on Thursday after closure during winters due to snowbound conditions.