Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is on its last leg. The journey to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri Dhami continued on Wednesday. On the other hand, in Yamunotridham, in twenty-five days, more than ten thousand devotees have offered prayers and have Darshan of Mother Yamuna. These include more than three thousand women and more than five hundred children. Right now only three weeks are left for the doors of the Dham to be closed for the winter.
Closing of the doors will be decided on Dussehra
This year the doors of Kedarnath Dham were opened on 17th May, Lord Badri Vishal’s doors were opened on 18th May, and Shri Gangotri Dham and Yamunotri Dham on 14th May 2021. The date and time of closing of the doors of the major Char Dhams of the state are determined by observing the Panchag on the day of Dussehra. By the way, every year the doors of Chardham are closed around Bhaiya Dooj.
Covid investigation center opened in the Chardham bus stand
At the same time, for the convenience of the pilgrims going to Chardham, the Covid Test Center has started at Chardham Yatra Bus Terminal Rishikesh. The report will be sent to the registered mobile number of the passenger 24 hours after the sample is taken. The samples will be tested at AIIMS Rishikesh.
Recently, for the convenience of Chardham pilgrims, Garhwal Commissioner Ravinath Raman had ordered the Health Department officials to open a separate center at the Rishikesh bus stand for Covid testing of Chardham pilgrims. Media in-charge of Devasthanam Board, Dr. Harish Gaur informed that the free RTPCR COVID testing center has started in Rishikesh. Samples will be taken to this center from 8 am to 2 pm. He said that help desks of the Police Administration, Devasthanam Board, Tourism, Transport, Municipal Corporation, Joint Rotation, etc. are already working at Chardham Yatra Bus Stand. Information is being given to the passengers at the help desk.