What will happen to the Chardham Yatra of 2 lakh pilgrims from Gujarat?

Gujarat government asked to stop sending VIP pilgrims

The Chardham Yatra has started in Uttarakhand from May 10. In which 20 lakh people can participate. Out of 20 lakh, 1.80 to 2 lakh pilgrims will be from Gujarat. At that time, the priests here have gone on strike against the government’s policy, due to which the pilgrimage is in danger. After the death of thousands of people in the floods here, religious disputes are arising regarding the temple. The controversy has increased after the VIP visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

In which protests have been held against the BJP government against the intrusion of VIP people. The Uttarakhand government has also written a letter to the Gujarat government not to send VIPs from Gujarat. A letter has been written to the Chief Secretaries requesting not to allow VIP people to visit Chardham for the next 15 days.

The record of registration of devotees has been broken. After the tourism department started registration from April 15, this number increased to 12.48 lakh in a week. Now it has reached 20 lakh.

Know how many devotees have registered

According to the report of the tourism department, 4,22,129 devotees have been recorded for Kedarnath, 3,56,716 for Badrinath Dham, 2,31,983 for Gangotri Dham, 2,19,619 for Yamunotri Dham and 17,684 for Hemkund Sahib.

Last year four lakh devotees were registered.

In Uttarakhand’s Badrinath, priests and locals on Monday protested against the alleged mismanagement of the Chardham Yatra by the district administration. Shops of the Himalayan temple were closed in protest and the Panda community and locals took to the streets.

The agitators protested over more than half a dozen demands, including stopping the VIP darshan system in Badrinath, removing barricades from traditional routes for locals and providing entry facilities to the temple as before.

Later, the barricade was removed from the road after talks between the agitators and the temple committee officials. The higher officials of Joshimath have been informed about the other demands of the agitators.

The Chardham Yatra started on May 10.

A day before this, pilgrims, priests and locals protested and closed markets and shops for some time, causing inconvenience to the pilgrims.

It is being told that there is anger against the local administration over alleged irregularities in the name of the master plan of Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The Badrinath Tirtha Purohit Association alleges that the houses of more than a dozen people of the Panda community have been demolished. On the other hand, chaos has been spread by the temple committee in the name of VIP darshan and the main footpath leading to the houses of the locals has been blocked. Barricades were removed and counters for VIP darshan were also closed.

1.25 billion gold missing

Last year, the inner walls of the temple in Kedarnath Dham were plated with gold. According to the information, a businessman from Mumbai has donated 230 kg of gold. Many of them were made into gold plates and installed in the sanctum sanctorum inside the temple. Now the discussion of gold disappearing has started from here.

Vice President of Char Dham Mahapanchayat Santosh Trivedi has alleged that brass plating has been done in the name of gold in Kedarnath Dham. A fraud of Rs 1.25 billion has been done by them. Santosh Trivedi said, if immediate action is not taken against the culprits, a massive public movement will be started.

The tradition has been tampered with by making the sanctum sanctorum of Kedar of gold. Now after this tampering, the faith of the people has been attacked.

23 kg gold turned into brass
After allegations of theft of 23 kg gold from Kedarnath temple, the BJP government of Uttarakhand has formed a committee to investigate the chemical polishing done on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum. (Google translation from Gujarati)