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Holy Hindu Shrine Gangotri Closes for Six Months

Gangotri is part of the four shrines where the 'Chaar Dhaam' annual pilgrimage takes place in the hill state of Uttarakhand that draws millions every year.

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Gangotri temple. Wikimedia

Dehradun, October 20, 2017 : The gates of the Gangotri shrine in Uttarakhand were closed for a six-month winter break on Friday.

Amid fanfare and chanting of vedic hymns, locals shifted a statue of the Goddess Ganga to Mukhwa where, from Saturday, puja will be performed for the next six months. Jawans of the Mahal regiment of the Army played music during the ceremony.

Gangotri is part of the four shrines where the ‘Chaar Dhaam’ annual pilgrimage takes place in the hill state of Uttarakhand that draws millions every year.

The Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines will be closed for the winter break from Saturday. (IANS)

 

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Sara Ali Khan will be doing Her Second Film under Anushka Sharma’s Banner

Sara Ali Khan will make her debut in Kedarnath next year and has signed her next film already.

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Actress Sara Ali Khan. Instagram
  • According to a source After making Making her Debut in Kedarnath, Sara Ali Khan will be doing a social drama produced by Anushka Sharma and KriArj Entertainment.

Sara Ali Khan’s Debut movie Kedarnath is with Sushant Singh Rajput

Kedarnath actress Sara Ali Khan has signed her second Film which will be produced by Anushka Sharma production house, Clean State Films which Anushka co-owns with her brother Karnesh and KriArj Entertainment owned by Prerna Arora and Arjun N Kapoor.

The movie is a social Drama and makers were searching a heroin when the idea of casting Sara changed upon them. According to reports, Director of Kedarnath, Abhishek Kapoor was not in a favor of Sara’s decision of signing the second movie.But the young actress did not want to wait for so long as Kedarnath release date has been shifted to the end of next year.

However, none has made any official statement about Sara’s playing lead in the movie. KriArj Entertainment told Pinkvilla: “Yes we have had a casual meeting with Sara but there’s nothing more to add to this. Currently, we are focusing all our energies on our next release – Pari.” Pari is Anushka’s next supernatural thriller and is slated to release in February.

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‘Kedarnath’ Will Make You Take a Journey Within: Ekta Kapoor

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Ekta Kapoor. IANS

Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), Oct 3, 2017:  TV tsarina Ekta Kapoor, who is co-producing director Abhishek Kapoors “Kedarnath”, says the upcoming film will make its audience take a journey within.

Ekta, who is currently shooting in Kedarnath along with the film’s cast and crew, shared a photograph with Abhishek on Twitter on Monday.

“What this man is making is a film that will first overwhelm you with its journey and then you will take a journey within. ‘Kedarnath’. Kedarnath floods,” Ekta captioned the image.

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Earlier, Ekta also shared a photograph of herself taking a chopper ride.

She wrote: “Guts and love for the Almighty made me do the chopper ride. Trip to Kedarnath.”

The film will feature Sushant Singh Rajput and will mark the Bollywood debut of actor Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara.

“Kedarnath” is a love story set against the holy temple town of Kedarnath, and the makers are hoping to release it in summer 2018. (IANS)

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TLC Premiers New Season Of Duster Adventures: Thrilling Journey to the Mountain State of Uttarakhand

Shibani will cover the terrain of Uttarakhand and indulge in adventure sports like paragliding, off-roading, and cliff-jumping amongst many more

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Shibani Dandekar on a thrilling journey to the mountain state of Uttarakhand on TLC’s brand new season of DUSTER ADVENTURES

New Delhi, August 27, 2017: Starting Sunday, August 27- Join Shibani Dandekar on a thrilling journey to the mountain state of Uttarakhand on TLC’s brand new season of DUSTER ADVENTURES. Airing every Sunday at 8:30 pm, the series features Shibani on an exploration of Uttarakhand through its mountains, rivers, and plains with adventure and excitement at every step of the way.

Cruising around in a RENAULT DUSTER, Shibani will cover the terrain of Uttarakhand and indulge in adventure sports like paragliding, off-roading, and cliff-jumping amongst many more.

Join Shibani on an epic journey around Uttarakhand, on TLC’s DUSTER ADVENTURES 2, every Sunday at 8:30 PM

The 5-part series will introduce viewers to Uttarakhand’s amazing landscape, culture, people and their heart-warming stories as the host takes you on the journey of a lifetime. One of India’s youngest states, Uttarakhand lies in the lap of nature with beautiful mountains, vistas and a diversity of flora and fauna. From Nainital to Rishikesh and Ramnagar to Devprayag, the state has something for every kind of traveler.

Talking about her adventure, Shibani Dandekar said, “DUSTER ADVENTURES has been a thrilling journey that captures the essence of Uttarakhand. The series encapsulates the beauty of the state and brought me closer to nature. I am sure viewers will enjoy watching my journey as much as I enjoyed traveling across this beautiful state.”

Mr. Virat Khullar, Head of Marketing, Renault India said, “Renault Duster is a cult brand in the automotive space, like TLC is, in the realm of travel and lifestyle television, and is equated with exploration, adventure, and unmatched passion. We are young in India and Renault Duster has firmly established the Renault brand here.

When we launched Renault Duster in India, we created an all new segment in the Indian automotive industry. As a forward-looking company, we have kept Renault Duster fresh and contemporary, and it continues to be India’s preferred SUV. This association will be a thrilling journey for fans of Renault Duster and TLC, and will take the excitement to an all new high.”

Catch all the adventure with Shibani Dandekar in DUSTER ADVENTURES starting 27th August, every Sunday at 8:30 pm, only on TLC!