Raval (Chief Priest) of Kedarnath Temple and Other priests of Kedarnath temple had done all the rituals. From morning 5 am, Worship of Lord Kedarnath had been started. Lord Kedarnath was invoked with the secret mantra. Religious processes in Dham lasted till noon.
Kedarnath Temple closed to the public for winters
On Tuesday, on the holy festival of Bhaiya Dooj, the chief priest Kedar Ling performed the pooja on closing ceremony. On this occasion, along with about 1200 devotees in the temple premises, BD Singh, chief executive of the temple committee, Ajay Singh, Superintendent of Police of Rudraprayag were also present. During this time, Kedarpuri was resonating with the tunes of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Band. Doli departed from the temple carrying the Panchmukhi Vigraha statue of Shri Kedarnathji with the boasts of Bam-Bam Bhole, which will pass through various stops and reach Omkareshwar temple on October 31 at their winter abode.
The doors of Kedarnath shrine has been closed for the winter on Tuesday, 29 October 2019. On the last day of the journey, around 1200 pilgrims visited Kedarnath Dham. According to religious traditions, the portal of Kedarnath Dham has been closed for 6 months at 08:30 am with the secret mantra.