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The Kedarnath shrine closed for winter season amid snowfall on Monday morning.(Raajiv Kala/HT PHOTO)

Amid snowfall, Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines close for winter season

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Over 1.35 lakh pilgrims visited the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand since the Char Dham yatra resumed July 1 while the Yamunotri shrine in Uttarkashi district drew 8,000 devotees.
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The Badrinath shrine.(HT photo)
The Badrinath shrine.(HT photo)

Char Dham shrine portals to close for winter months beginning November 15

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Those of Badrinath to close on Nov 19, Gangotri on Nov 15, and those of Yamunotri and Kedarnath to close on Nov 16
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The four Himalayan pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - collectively called Char Dham, are among the most revered pilgrimage sites in Hindu tradition.(HT Photo)
The four Himalayan pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - collectively called Char Dham, are among the most revered pilgrimage sites in Hindu tradition.(HT Photo)

Over 50,000 pilgrims visit Char Dham shrines, more than 92,000 e-passes issued

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 06:58 PM IST
On Saturday, 4,844 pilgrims made bookings for e-passes for Char Dham pilgrimage which is a single-day record during the pandemic.
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Landslides have blighted Uttarakhand this monsoon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Landslides have blighted Uttarakhand this monsoon.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Landslides block 62 roads in Uttarakhand, MeT predicts more rain

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Sunday’s landslides that were triggered y heavy overnight rain are likely to affect the Char Dham yatra for the next 01 days.
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)

New landslide zones activated on Char Dham road: Experts

By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 11:55 AM IST
They say heavy road construction without considering the fragility of the region has weakened the mountain areas, considering most of the work has been done on steep slopes
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A case has been lodged against Tyagi under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).(PTI)
A case has been lodged against Tyagi under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).(PTI)

Uttarakhand police book man for giving ‘death threat’ to Yamunotri MLA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 04:11 PM IST
The incident occurred on Tuesday, but came to light the following evening after Singh’s secretary Suryapal Singh Rana lodged a complaint against the accused, identified as Pramod Tyagi, in Dehradun’s Nehru Colony police station.
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The portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri, both part of Uttarakhand’s Char Dham Yatra were opened on Sunday(HT Photo)
The portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri, both part of Uttarakhand’s Char Dham Yatra were opened on Sunday(HT Photo)

Gangotri and Yamunotri open on Akshay Tritiya with 1st prayers on PM Narendra Modi’s behalf

By Vipin Negi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 04:11 PM IST
The portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri were opened in a simple manner following lockdown prescription
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Kedarnath temple covered in a sheet of snow, Nov 27, 2019. The Uttarakhand cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to manage the Char Dham,or four holy Hindu abodes in the state.(ANI)
Kedarnath temple covered in a sheet of snow, Nov 27, 2019. The Uttarakhand cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to manage the Char Dham,or four holy Hindu abodes in the state.(ANI)

Hindu minister to be chairperson in case of Muslim CM: Char Dham proposal

By Kalyan Das | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 05:42 AM IST
The state government plans to enact the Chardham Shrine Management Board Act 2019 to oversee the management of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
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the gates of the Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines closed for the winter recess on Friday.(HT Photo)
the gates of the Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines closed for the winter recess on Friday.(HT Photo)

Kedarnath, Yamunotri shrines shut for winter break

By Indo Asian News Service | Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 07:23 PM IST
Amid chanting of hymns and rituals, the gates of the Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines closed for the winter recess on Friday. The Gangotri temple closed on Thursday while the Badrinath shrine would close for winter on November 20.
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The decision comes after a trekker from Maharashtra and a porter were killed recently during separate expeditions in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
The decision comes after a trekker from Maharashtra and a porter were killed recently during separate expeditions in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)

No trekking in Govind Sanctuary till August 31

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2018 10:16 PM IST
Trekking expeditions will not be allowed in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park area in Uttarkashi district till August 31, a decision which comes after the death of two persons in the area
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Yamunotri shrine on the day of opening of portals on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Yamunotri shrine on the day of opening of portals on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Chardham Yatra begins with opening of Yamunotri, Gangotri portals

By Arvind Moudgil | Hindustan Times, Uttarkashi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 10:47 PM IST
The annual Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand began Wednesday with the opening of the portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines for devotees amid rituals and chanting of Vedic hymns
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