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Kedarnath temple safe, to remain out of bounds for a year: CM

New Delhi, June 19, 2013, (PTI)
A view of the washed off buildings area near Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand on Tuesday following incessant rains and floods. PTI Photo

The famous Kedarnath shrine located in the Himalayan ranges in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand is safe but will remain out of bounds for at least one year, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said today.

"Kedarnath shrine is safe but it is under a lot of slush," he told PTI here after a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who announced Rs 1,000 crore aid to the state to handle the relief and rescue operations.

Bahuguna said there was lot of deris around the shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and it would require at least one year to clear it.

"Kedarnath shrine will remain out of bounds for pilgrims for one year," the Chief Minister said.

Parts of Uttarakhand experienced flash floods triggered by incessant rains over the past three days which has left 150 people dead and thousands others, most of them tourists and pilgrims, stranded.

The Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi undertook an aerial survey of the rain-affected regions.

Pictures of the Kedarnath temple, one of the holiest of the Hindu shrines, in today's newspapers had raised concerns over the safety of the shrine.

Located in the Himalayas at a height of 3584 meters near the Chorabari glacier, the Kedarnath temple is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world.


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