Hemkund Sahib Yatra 2015 Begins in Uttarakhand
Despite heavy rain and snow, the pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib began in Uttarakhand on June 1, 2015. According to reports, on the first day of the Yatra, 7000 pilgrims reached the sacred Sikh shrine.
As per the reports, Chief Minister, Harish Rawat flagged off the Yatra from Govindghat (Chamoli district) for the first batch of pilgrims on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara Manager, Seva Singh intimated about the route of the Yatra saying vehicles are available till Pulna in Chamoli District and from there a trek of 14.5kms needs to be done by the devotees.
Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara is situated at an elevation of 4632m in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. A significant Sikh shrine, Hemkund is reckoned to be a place where Guru Gobind Singh meditated in his previous birth. Thus, this Gurudwara stands as an epitome of Sikh faith and annually receives a sum of about 4 lakh visitors.
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