Chardham yatra starts without the usual fanfare
The yearly Chardham Yatra started on Saturday with the opening of the Gangotri and Yamunotri sanctuaries in Garhwal Himalayas, yet without explorers attributable to the coronavirus emergency.
Just a select gathering of clerics and sanctuary trust authorities went to the initial service which was held clinging to social removing standards. The Gangotri sanctuary was opened at 12.35 pm and the Yamunotri sanctuary at 12.41 pm.
Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said the opening of the two sanctuaries was kept a straightforward undertaking this time in consistence with the rules gave by the Center taking into account the countrywide lockdown to battle the novel coronavirus.
A group drove by Chief Medical Officer D P Joshi inspected the ministers previously permitting them to play out the ceremonies, he stated, including police and managerial groups were additionally present to guarantee conventions defined taking into account the disease were followed.
Prior in the day, fancy palanquins (utsav dolis) conveying the icons of goddesses Ganga and Yamuna were brought from their winter habitations of Mukhba and Kharsali individually to be introduced at the sanctuaries where they will be revered throughout the following hardly any months until their conclusion for winter.
In the meantime, the Utsav Doli of Baba Kedar (Lord Shiva) additionally left from Omkareshwar sanctuary in Ukhimath on Sunday for Kedarnath whose doors are booked to be opened on April 29 without explorers.
Chardham yatra begins without usual fanfare
The annual Chardham Yatra began on Saturday with the opening of the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples in Garhwal Himalayas, but in absence of pilgrims owing to the #coronavirus crisis
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) April 26, 2020
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