Dehradun2 hours agoAuthor: Manmeet
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Markets decorated, hotels, stay homes and other establishments also opened in Uttarakhand on the first day of the journey on Saturday.
The Chardham Yatra and the pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib, the holy shrine of Sikhs, began in Uttarakhand. Due to this, the radiance has returned to the four Dhams. On Saturday, the first day of the yatra, the markets were decorated since morning. Hotels, stay homes and other establishments were also opened. After a long wait, the routes of all the four dhams were resonating with hymns. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the people regarding the Chardham Yatra. On the first day, 1276 devotees had darshan in the four dhams. However, following the Kovid guidelines, the Devasthanam Board did not allow entry into the sanctum.
Everyone will have to return after having darshan from the pavilion itself. It is to be known that on Wednesday, the Nainital High Court, while hearing the affidavit of the Uttarakhand government, ordered to start the yatra. After this, the local people opened their establishments from Saturday. Due to this, all the four dhams have blossomed. The movement of passengers in Guptkashi, Sonprayag, Gaurikund and Kedarnath started at 9 am. At the same time, devotees started reaching Badrinath and Joshimath by noon.
Less than 100 passengers arrived in Gangotri and Yamunotri on the first day. However, around 19,500 pilgrims from across the country have applied for the Chardham Yatra. They are expected to reach the dhams from Monday. The most enthusiasm among the devotees is about Kedarnath. At the same time, there is a lot of enthusiasm among the devotees reaching Gangotri Dham. Here, following the rules of Kovid, people offered special worship to Mother Ganga. He also wished for prosperity and better health in the country.
Maximum 10 thousand e-passes issued for Kedarnath Dham
According to the board, 19,491 e-passes were issued for Char Dham on Saturday. 2276 for Yamunotri Dham, 2375 for Gangotri Dham, 4830 for Badrinath Dham and maximum 10,010 e-passes have been issued for Kedarnath Dham. Expressing happiness, Rajesh Semwar, co-secretary of Gangotri Temple Committee said- ‘The number of devotees will increase further in the coming days. With this, the business of Char Dham is expected to return on track.