The Uttarakhand Devasthanam Management Board on Monday determined to open the “Chardham Yatra” for pilgrims from inside the state from July 1 after remaining shut for months to curb the unfold of coronavirus.
The 4 well-known Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal area are often called “Chardham”.
An order allowing Uttarakhand residents to go to the 4 temples from July 1 topic to numerous precautionary measures and restrictions was issued by the Temple Board’s CEO Ravinath Raman on Monday.
The variety of pilgrims visiting the temples every day, nonetheless, will probably be restricted and they won’t be allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum and adjoining wings of the temples.
The pilgrims is not going to be allowed to make any choices or contact the idols on the temples, the order mentioned.
Pilgrims from containment and buffer zones is not going to be allowed to go to the temples, it added.
The SOP for pilgrims visiting the temples makes it necessary for them to use on-line for e-passes on the temple board’s web site.
They can embark on the yatra solely after they’re issued the e-passes.
People above sixty years of age, youngsters under ten years and people with cough, chilly and fever have been suggested to not apply for e-passes.
Hand-sanitising, sporting masks and sustaining bodily distance will probably be necessary through the pilgrimage.
The same resolution was taken by the board earlier this month however needed to be withdrawn following protests by monks who had been averse to opening the yatra even for locals as COVID-19 circumstances had been on the rise.
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