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Kedarnath witness record pilgrims footfall

Kedarnath witness record pilgrims footfall

Kedarnath witness record pilgrims footfall

According to State Government this year Kedarnath Yatra can break all previous records of the number of pilgrims. So far, 6.59 lakh pilgrims have reached Kedarnath and the estimate is that in the coming days, the number of Devotees can increase. It is believed that the Number of pilgrims is expected to reach 10 lakhs till the closure of the temple. According to officials of the Kedarnath Temple Committee, the highest number of pilgrims had reached Kedarnath in the previously was in the year 2012. Around 5.70 lakhs pilgrims visited kedarnath that year.

A look at the number of Kedarnath pilgrims

After the disaster in Kedarnath on June 16, 2013, the number of pilgrim in the Chardham had crossed 22 lakhs that year. However, after this the number of devotees was reduced between four to five lakhs and then it increased to 23.22 lakhs in the year 2017. However, till now, a total of 24.41 lakh pilgrims have reached Chardham in the year 2018, which was the record since 2013. In 2012, the number of pilgrims was close to 5.70 lakh. A few pilgrims had arrived after the disaster in June 2013. After the disaster, only 40,832 passengers arrived in Kedarnath in 2014.

 According to Secretary Tourism, Dilip Jawalkar

This year better preparation was done for the Chardham yatra. The worst harm to the disaster was on Kedarnath Dham, due to which there was a special focus on improving the situation here. The result of this is that this time a large number of devotees are reaching Kedarnath. The Number of pilgrims is expected to reach 10 lakhs till the closure of the temple.



Updated On: September 27, 2018

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