Que: Is Chardham open for tourists now?
Ans: Yes, after the phase of unlocking 4.0 pilgrims are now allowed for Chardham yatra. The Chardham Yatra had begun from 26th April 2020 and will last till 30th November 2020. Pilgrims from different states of India will be able to visit the four holy shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. The non-residential devotees will have to register themselves on the government smart city portal and have to carry a mandatory COVID-19 negative test report obtained in the last 72 hours before entering the state.
Que: How to register for Char Dham Yatra?
Ans: To register yourself for Chardham yatra you have to apply online at the official website of Char Dham Devasthanam Board. Registration will require identity proof and the COVID-19 negative report. Devotees must have an RT-PCR test negative report from ICMR authorized lab, which should be within 72 hours from the time of arrival. Otherwise, they have to go for a compulsory quarantine for 7 days as per the guidelines released by the state/central government.
Que: What sorts of rules and guidelines to be followed during Yatra?
Ans: The rules and guidelines to be followed by the devotees during Yatra are as follows:
- Devotees traveling from containment zones and quarantine centers within the state will not be permitted to take part in the pilgrimage.
- Devotees will be required to upload online documents such as ID proof, photo of the applicant, and a negative COVID-19 report to register for the yatra.
- Devotees are instructed not to meet individuals above 60 years and below 10 years during their visit to Shrine.
- Touching any idol during the visit is strictly prohibited.
- E-pass is only applicable for residents of the State for darshan.
Settled in the high altitudes of Himalayas, these four destinations are accessible only half the year. The Chardham Yatra start March-April and continue till October-November. The first stop of Char Dham Yatra is Yamunotri Dham, which is the holy origin of River Yamuna, also known as the sister or Lord Yama “God of Death”. Next is the sacred Gangotri Dham, the holy origin of River Ganga, the holiest river in India. Next stop is Kedarnath Dham, the holy abode of Lord Shiva and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The last stop of Chardham Yatra is Badrinath Dham, the holy abode of Lord Badri, a form of Lord Vishnu.
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