Uttarakhand’s Hemkund Sahib yatra to start from September 4 after COVID-19 delay


Uttarakhand’s Hemkund Sahib yatra to start from September 4 after COVID-19 delay

The Hemkund Sahib annual yatra of Uttarakhand will start from September 4 this year, after a delay of three months on account of the ongoing pandemic.

According to the latest reports, devotees undertaking this Himalayan pilgrimage will have to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate with them, the report should not be older than more than 72 hours before visiting the Sikh shrine based in the Garhwal Himalayas.

The district administration took the call to start this yatra after consulting the Gurdwara Prabandhan Samiti as told by Chamoli District Magistrate Swati S Bhadouriya to a news website.

In addition, pilgrims are also supposed to carry an e-pass issued by the Uttarakhand Government during this yatra.

The portals of Hemkund Sahib, where the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh is said to have meditated, open every year in the last week of May.

Reportedly, the Vice President of Hemkund Management Trust, N S Bindra, has announced that the Gurudwara will be reopened for devotees at 10 AM on September 4 with all the safety norms in place.

Hemkund Sahib is a sacred site, and it is believed to be the place where a famous ancient king had practiced penance. It is also said that Guru Gobind Singh had also meditated at this place at Mahakal Kalika during his previous incarnation.

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