Winter Chardham Yatra Starts From Mukhba Village

Chardham yatra for winter season began yesterday from Mukhba village that stands 25 km ahead of Gangotri temple. To mark the beginning, Vijay Pal Singh, Congress MLA, was present there with administration, Army and temple officials.

Winter Chardham Yatra

Addressing people and media, Sajwan said, “After Mukhba, the winter Chardham yatra will begin in Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.” He added, “The administration has been instructed to make all arrangements required to ensure the convenience of pilgrims.”

In a recently held meeting with Chief Minister Harish Rawat, priests and temple committees agreed upon the proposal of starting yatra where Chardham deities are worshipped during winters. The state government then also gave its nod decided to start yatra.

Since Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri remain inaccessible in winters due to heavy snowfall, the idols and symbols installed here have been brought down to nearby villages for pilgrims.

Every year, Chardhams are closed from October to November due to heavy snowfall and then re-opened in the period of April to May when winters start to recede.

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Last Updated: September 9, 2019
Published: 17 Nov, 2014
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