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Snowfall in CharDham, All peaks covered in snow

Snow Fall In Chardham Shrines

Snow Fall In Chardham Shrines

As the weather worsens, once again the snowfall has started in high altitudes of Uttarakhand including Chardham shrines. On Wednesday, the Char Dhams – Badrinath – Kedarnath, Yamunotri – Gangotri has received heavy snowfall while the lower areas received rain. Villages in high altitude areas have covered with a white sheet of snow. Along with Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers, Neeti Valley, other high peaks also received snow.  Badrinath, Kedarnath receives good amount of snowfall while half a foot of new snow has fallen in YamunotriGangotri. Fresh snowfall result in drastic drop in the temperature of Chardham and nearby places.

Gangotri-Yamunotri and Badrinath-Kedarnath Dham received snowfall in the early hours of Wednesday. The priest of Gangotri, Satendra Semwal, said that within a few hours in the Gangotri Dham, about half a foot of snow fell. Yamunotri Dham is also covered with snow. A white sheet of snow was spread in Mukhba and surrounding area in Gangotri Valley. On the other hand, after snowfall in Kedarnath, there was darkness between the sun and the clouds throughout the day. Executive Engineer of District Disaster Management Authority Praveen Karnwal said that the weather in Kedarnath has been bad for the last two days.

Snow continued to fall for nearly an hour on Wednesday morning. At the same time, Manoj Semwal of Wood Stone Construction Company said that light snowfall has not affected the works much in Kedarnath. The snow is melting as soon as it falls, so there is no problem. At the same time, Badrinath also received heavy snowfall. About three inches of fresh snow is frozen in the Badrinath Dham. Apart from this, other high peaks including Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers, Neeti Valley also received snowfall.

The Saptasringa peaks around Hemkund, situated at an altitude of 15225 feet, are completely covered with snow. Much of the snow has accumulated above Ghangharia, the main stop of Hemkund Sahib. Due to which the army personnel can face heavy problems in removing snow from the Hemkund Yatra route. Hemkund Sahib and Lokpal Laxman Temple doors are to open on 10 May this year

Published Date: April 8, 2021

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