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New Route will be made for Kedarnath Yatra

New Route will be made for Kedarnath Yatra

New Route will be made for Kedarnath Yatra

The devotees will now visit Kedarnath Temple from the new route. Construction Work of new route will be completed by October 31 this year. The existing route will be used to return the pilgrims. CM of the state Trivendra Singh Rawat has taken this decision in view of the safety of pilgrims. From the Central Plaza of Kedarnath, this route is being built with the security wall of Mandakini. The 400 meter long road will be covered with tin shed to save the devotees from rain. Centrifugal benches will also be installed between the route and the entire path will be lit with solar energy. It is a target to complete the work by October 31. This route will be used from next year.

Shankaracharya’s Mausoleum (समाधि) will be built in Kedarnath

The Prime Minister’s Office has approved the construction of Shankaracharya Mausoleum at Kedarnath. The DM of Rudraprayag sent this proposal to the PMO. Now its map has to be approved by the Kedarnath Development Authority. Within 10-15 days, the construction of the mausoleum is expected to begin. Land has been selected for the Mausoleum near the Divine rock (दिव्य शिला) behind the temple. The size of the land is 15 meters long and 15 meters wide.

Impact of Kerala Flood on Kedarnath Yatra

Nowadays, only 800 to 900 pilgrims are reaching for Kedarnath Darshan. It is being said that the floods of Kerala and the long stretch of the monsoon season are the main reason behind the less no. of pilgrims. According to District Magistrate Rudraprayag Mangesh Ghildiyal, till the end of October, the new route will be prepared for the pilgrims. After this, devotees from Central Plaza will be sent to Temple from this way.

Updated On: September 17, 2018

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