Continuous snowfall and bad weather, the registration of pilgrims to Kedarnath has been suspended till May 3, 2023, officials said on Tuesday.
“Due to bad weather and snowfall in Kedarnath, registration of pilgrims to Kedarnath has been stopped till tomorrow, May 3. The decision on registration will be taken keeping in view the weather conditions,” said Mayur Dixit, Rudraprayag District Magistrate (DM).
Meanwhile, registrations are being done only for Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham at the Travelers Registration Center in Rishikesh, the District Magistrate added.
On Monday, the meteorological department issued a warning of rain and snow in the high Himalayan regions for the next 2-3 days. Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mayur Dixit said a call has been made to ensure the safety of pilgrims coming to visit Kedarnath Dham.
Earlier on April 25, the day the doors of Kedarnath Dham opened, the Uttarakhand government had stopped accepting registration applications from pilgrims for the Kedarnath Dham Yatra in view of heavy snowfall on the pilgrimage route and severe weather warnings from the Met Department.
Kedarnath Temple is one of the most revered temples in the country dedicated to Lord Shiva and people from all over the country visit it during the six months that the temple is open.
Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimages in India. This pilgrimage is a tour of four holy places Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri nestled high in the Himalayas.
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