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Badrinath temple opens, first prayers held on PM Modi's behalf

The gates of the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand were opened at 4.30 a.m. on Friday and the first prayers to Lord Badri

Badrinath temple

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2020 7:30 AM GMT

CHAMOLI (Uttarakhand): The gates of the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand were opened at 4.30 a.m. on Friday and the first prayers to Lord Badri Vishal were performed on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During this time, a very limited number of people, including the chief priest were present there in keeping with the social distancing norms. This is for the first time in history, that devotees were not present at the dham when the gates were opened. First, the gates of the Sinhdawar were opened amid chanting of the Vedic mantras. The key to the door lock was opened by the Devasthanam board chief. After this, the gates of the sanctum sanctorum were opened and the few people present there worshiped Lord Badri Vishal and prayed to liberate the world from the coronavirus soon. (IANS)

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