The famous Yamunotri Shrine located in the lower Himalayan belt is stated again to be in the danger of landslide. Kalindi mountain behind the Yamunotri Dham became active once again on Saturday. The tremors made the debris fall on the temple premises damaging some parts of the hot water tank Suryakund.
The pedestrian route between Jankicahtti and Yamunotri near Bhairav temple was also damaged by the landslide. The 2004 landslide in Yamunotri lead to the death of six people and also caused damage to the temple building.
The portals of Yamunotri Dham are to be opened on 21 next month. Taking the travel arrangements into consideration the public work department workers have started the repairing work of pedestrian route feverishly. The locals told, Kalindi mountain behind the temple suddenly started shifting in the evening on Saturday and the skipping stones landed with a thud on the temple. The loud voice frightened the workers working around. Later some workers arrived the temple after the shifting of the mountain stopped. The temple premises was found covered with pile of rubble and stones and some parts of the Surykund were also witnessed damaged. The workers immediately rushed Jankichatty, five km from Yamunotri to the police station and reported the incident.
Uttarkashi district SDM Indudhar Budhai Rajkumar Pandey said, a team lead by Barkot SDM Rajkumar Pandey has left for Yamunotri. The team will assess the damage caused from the landslides. He also said that the temple would be arranged with adequate security arrangements.
Chardhams under the blanket of snow – With the changing of the weather the Char Dhams along with other higher reaches were shrouded with fresh snow fall, while the lower region witnessed mild showers. Some places also received hailstorm while the vulnerable lightening in Kumaun killed a young man. Meanwhile, the weather office said no change in weather patterns is likely to be seen on Monday too.
News Src : Dainik Jagran, Uttarkashi
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