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Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand deferred as Covid-19 spreads in India

Conducting the yatra amid the raging pandemic is not possible, says chief minister.

Char Dham Yatra | Uttarakhand

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Tirath Singh Rawat
Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat rules out pilgrimage.

The Chardham Yatra to the four famous Himalayan shrines in Uttarakhand, which was scheduled to begin next month, has been postponed in view of the massive surge in COVID-19 cases.

Announcing this here on Thursday, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said conducting the yatra amid the raging pandemic is not possible.

However, the portals of the four Himalayan temples known as Chardham will open as scheduled, he said.

However, they will open only for priests to perform regular prayers and not for devotees, he said.

Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are the four famous shrines.

COVID-19 cases have been rising exponentially in as in various other states.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, April 29 2021. 12:32 IST