The administration has decided to stop the yatra for the second day in a row after seven hours of snowfall in Kedarnath area and rains in the plains. Meanwhile, devotees at Kedardham were also evacuated to the plains. The situation is being reviewed by the administration at various stops of the yatra.
The Yamunotri Yatra has also been stopped due to the warning of rain and overall weather conditions. When the Kedarnath Yatra started on Tuesday morning, 6500 devotees started their journey from Sonprayag to the temple on foot. (Chardham Yatra kedarnath badrinath gangottri yamunotri rain alert)
It was still raining heavily in Kedarghati area including Sonprayag. The flow of pilgrims continued to number in the thousands. Meanwhile, the procession was stopped at Sonprayag due to heavy rains.
Due to heavy rains in Uttarkashi, the administration decided to stop the Yamunotri Yatra. The procession was stopped at Janakichatti. Now, after seeing the positive change in the atmosphere, the journey will start again.
Meanwhile, the number of pilgrims going to Kedarnath and Chardhan Yatra as a whole has increased significantly in the last few days. After the lockdown, the feet of the devotees have turned towards these places. However, there is no denying that the weather is making everyone’s journey harder.