Press Esc to close
Sunday 24 July 2016
News updated at 9:55 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.4°C
Min : 19.6°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy
Breaking News

No Kedarnath-Badrinath pilgrimage for three years

Dehradun, June 20, 2013, (IANS) :
A view of Kedarnath from a helicopter after a flood, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Monsoon torrential rains have cause havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslides as the death toll continues to climb and more than 1,000 pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remain stranded. (AP Photo

Pilgrimage to the shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand cannot resume for three years due to extensive damage caused by heavy rains and floods, an official said Thursday.

Officials of the two shrines say the two places have been so badly devastated that there was nothing "but mud, devastation and death" around the highly revered temples visited by millions.

B.D. Singh, chief executive Officer of the Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee, told IANS that the chances of reviving the pilgrimage "for the next few years" was grim.
"What we are seeing is very painful and unbelievable," he said. "We don't  expect the Char Dham Yatra to resume in the next three years."


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
NSUI members burn effigies of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak..

NSUI members burn effigies of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak..

Mahila Congress members holding a protest against price hike during Punjab Pradesh Congress...

Mahila Congress members holding a protest against price hike during Punjab Pradesh Congress...

Shreeganesh Biradar 4 year old, recorded India book in recites in a minute more than 51 spelling...

Shreeganesh Biradar 4 year old, recorded India book in recites in a minute more than 51 spelling...

People use a banana raft to commute in a flooded area after heavy rains in Alipurduar...

People use a banana raft to commute in a flooded area after heavy rains in Alipurduar...

People participate in 'Walk for Indian Armed Forces' rally to support them, in Kolkata...

People participate in 'Walk for Indian Armed Forces' rally to support them, in Kolkata...

Actor Sonu Gowda near a pothole art created by artist Baadal Nanjunda Swamy in Bengaluru...

Actor Sonu Gowda near a pothole art created by artist Baadal Nanjunda Swamy in Bengaluru...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523