At the beginning of winter, the idol at Gangotri temple is moved down, in a procession, to a lower village temple, near Mukhba. The mountains are barely frequented at this time of year, as everyone has moved down to lower heights due to the impending winter.
A rare sight on an important occasion when the idol is being packed and prepared for the big move!
Gangotri temple in early winter, as the statues is moved down to a lower station.
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