Uttarakhand: Hemkunt Sahib pilgrimage is put on hold because to severe snowfall in Chamoli

Just one day prior to the Hemkunt Sahib in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, closing its doors owing to heavy snowfall, pilgrimage to the shrine was halted.Superintendent of Police (SP) Shweta Choubey reported that the Chamoli district received new snowfall today, covering the area with more than 2 feet of snow.

According to SP Shweta Choubey, more than two feet of snow have fallen in the area thus far, stopping the pilgrimage at Govindghat and Ghangariya.On September 7, Shri Hemkunt Sahib Trust Vice President Narendra Jeet Bindra announced that the Gurudwara portals would close at 1 pm on October 10.Since its doors opened on May 22, the gurdwara, which is located at a height of 15,225 feet, has welcomed almost 2 lakh devotees.

Hemkund Sahib is regarded as Uttarakhand’s sixth Dham.Thousands of devotees from around the world travel to Hemkunt Sahib (also known as Hemkund Sahib) every summer. Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, is said to have meditated at the location, which is where the Gurudwara is located next to a lake.On Tuesday, snow fell for the season in Darma Valley, the final outpost in Uttarakhand close to the Chinese border.

The high Himalayan region’s 14 villages in the Darma valley and 7 villages in the Vyas valley experienced an increase in cold due to the more than one foot of snow that had fallen here.At a height of 17,500 feet, it had roughly one foot of snow in the low lying areas and more than four feet in the mountains. Extreme situations need security force members to continue guarding the border from the final checkpoints.

Additionally, Dhaka and Bidang Chowki, which is located at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet in Darma Valley, both received more than one foot of snowfall.People have begun harvesting palti, paffar, and other crops in both valleys (Darma and Vyas), and they will move to the lower valley starting in the first week of November.On October 2, as it rained in the lower valley, snow fell on the Jyolicang, Nabhidhang, Om Parvat, Adi Kailash, and the well-known Panchachuli peak of the Beas Valley.