The Uttrakhand CharDham Yatra has started from today amid the corona virus epidemic. Its official announcement has been made by the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Board. Currently this travel service is for locals only.
The Uttarakhand Devasthanam Management Board on Monday decided to open the “Chardham Yatra” for pilgrims from within the state from July 1 after remaining shut for months to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The four famous Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region are known as “Chardham”.
If you too are going to do Char Dham Yatra, then know the rules before traveling, which is mandatory to follow.
Rules to follow –
– Char Dham Yatra is only for the residents of Uttarakhand. Currently devotees from outside the state are not allowed.
– An e-pass will be issued for Char Dham Yatra, which you can get by visiting the official website of Char Dham, it is free of cost.
-Pilgrims will be able to visit only once from a pass. While the pass will be valid for only 2 days. After this it will be automatically canceled.
– Visitors over 60 years of age and below 10 years of age are not allowed to travel. Also, the person who is ill is not allowed to travel.
-The number of pilgrims visiting the temples daily, however, will be limited and they will not be allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum and adjoining wings of the temples.
-The pilgrims will not be allowed to make any offerings or touch the idols at the temples, the order said.
-Pilgrims from containment and buffer zones will not be allowed to visit the temples, it added.
-Hand-sanitizing, wearing masks and maintaining physical distance will be mandatory during the pilgrimage.
– It is forbidden to touch the statue of God in the temple. Also, money is not allowed in the donation or donation box.
It is expected that soon outside devotees ( other than Uttrakhand residents) will also be allowed to travel.