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The Winter Season Isn’t Yet Over

The snowfall in the Rudraprayag district was followed by a dip in temperature. The state continued to shiver after the snowfall and the roads leading to the holy shrine was damaged because of avalanches and heavy rainfall.

The Kedarnath Dham weather department has warned residents of a high chance of widespread snowfall in Kedarnath and rainfall with isolated hailstorms in the state, over next two to three days.

Last week, reconstruction work in the Kedarnath Char Dham was suspended after the area was hit by snowfall, with authorities struggling to rescue the stranded tourists.

It is said that the heavy snowfall in the region has also affected the supply of electricity to the area and communication system in the region has also been affected.


Pilgrims Flocking Tungnath to Seek Lord Shiva’s Blessings

While the Chardhams in Uttarakhand have received thousands of pilgrims from the day their portals opened, Tungnath, one of the Shiva Temples and Panch Kedars is also being thronged by hundreds of devotees. Tungnath Temple, which also holds the record of being the highest Shiva Temple in the world is situated in Chopta that falls between Kedarnath and Badrinath. Therefore, pilgrims who are paying a visit to the two dhams, are also making sure to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva at this temple.

The portal of the temple, which also remains closed during the winters, opened on May 5, 2017. The first day, 700 devotees from all over the country are recorded to have visited the temple. Those visiting the shrine reported the scenic beauty of the place with the green meadows and the far-flung yet visible snow-capped mountain peaks; and also made suggestions for improving sanitation quality.

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Char Dham Yatra 2019

The opening date for this year’s annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand is expected to be May 07 and will coincide with the auspicious ‘Akshaya Tritya’ festival. Akshaya Tritya, which falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Vaisakha of the Hindu calendar, is a pious day for the Hindus and Jains. According to officials, the pilgrim sites will be formally opened to devotees by reopening the Gangotri and the Yamunotri shrines, which are located in the Garhwal Himalayas.

The other two shrines constituting the Char Dham, the Kedarnath and the Badrinath shines are expected to open respectively on May 09 and May 11. But since the two shrines are located at high altitudes and are subject to extreme cold conditions, they will remain closed in winters.

Opening Dates of Chardham Shrines 2019

  • Yamunotri Temple: 07 May 2019 (Expected)
  • Gangotri Temple: 07 May 2019 (Expected)
  • Kedarnath Temple: 09 May 2019 (Expected)
  • Badrinath Temple: 11 May 2019 (Expected)