Visiting all four dhams including Badrinath, Kedarnath …
Unlock 1 started in late May after 4 consecutive lockdowns between the corona transitions, while the central government released a guide line for Unlock 2 on 29 June 2020.
At the same time, on the first day of July 2020 i.e. July 1, from today, the people of Uttarakhand will now be able to see all four shrines including Badrinath, Kedarnath. Under this, people from one district to another have been allowed a limited number of darshan of Chardham inside the state.
The Chief Executive Officer of the board, Ravinath Raman, issued an order in this regard, saying that people living in prohibited areas and ‘buffer zones’ will not be allowed to enter any dham area.
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In fact, after considering all aspects, the government has decided to start the Chardham Yatra, under which the residents of the state have been conditionally allowed to visit all four dhams including Badrinath, Kedarnath from July 1. After which the citizens of Uttarakhand will be able to visit the four dhams from July 01.
In such a situation, the government has also issued a guideline for the people going to Darshan, so that the infection of Corona does not spread. Also, the guidelines have to be strictly followed.
As per orders issued earlier, till June 30, only the devotees residing in the same district were allowed to visit the four dhams with the permission of the Collector where these temples are located. In view of Kovid-19, permission to visit Char Dham is given under certain restrictions.
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This is how you can see …
According to the order, if a person residing in the state has come from outside the state, then only after completing the period of separation will be eligible to visit Chardham.
: Before starting the journey, the devotee has to register on the board’s website after which he will be issued an e-pass.
: Devotees can only stay for one night at the Yatra resting place in each Dham region.
: Kovid-19 or persons with flu symptoms will not be allowed to travel.
: According to the guidelines of the Government of India, the elderly above 65 years and children below ten years of age and people suffering from health related problems will not be able to travel.
: People outside the state will not get any kind of approval.
: People must show ID as proof of their local resident.
Raman, CEO of Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Board, said that only people from within the state are being approved. For this, people have to take approval from the district administration of the respective dham.
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People will be able to travel only after the travel pass is issued from the local administration. Till now only the local people within the districts connected with Dham, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli were approved. Even the entire district was not approved in Badrinath Dham.
This will be a limited number …
A very limited number of people will be given admission in Chardham. Only 1200 people will be given admission in Badrinath Dham 1200, Kedarnath 800, Gangotri 600, Yamunotri.
Till now the number of local people visiting within the districts has been very less. The number of people who reached Kedarnath Dham from June 9, 57, only 213 people reached Darshan in Badrinath Dham, whereas none reached Gangotri and Yamanotri.
These are the rules…
: It will be mandatory to use hand sanitizer and mask and follow social distance during the journey in Dham region.
: Before entering the temple, it will be mandatory for the devotees to wash their hands and feet and the offerings or offerings from outside will not be brought in the temple premises.
: In view of the security of the Rawal, Dharmadhikari, priests and devotees, the entry of devotees will be prohibited in the sanctum sanctorum of any dham and the front portion of the hall adjacent to the sanctum sanctorum.
: A maximum of 80 devotees will be able to visit Kedarnath in an hour.