Articles about Char Dham Yatra

26 Jun 2022

Karnataka: Man throws birthday party for dog with 4,000 guests

A man from Karnataka is being praised online for his selfless love for his dog, Krish.

21 May 2022

10,000 people stuck as Rishikesh-Yamunotri Highway safety wall collapses

Around 10,000 people are reportedly stuck at different places on the Rishikesh-Yamunotri Highway in Uttarakhand after a portion of the security wall of the highway leading to the Yamunotri temple collapsed on Friday.

16 May 2022

Char Dham Yatra: Health screening amid pilgrim deaths; details here

Following the death of 39 pilgrims since the Char Dham Yatra commenced on May 3, the Uttarakhand government has started health screening of devotees at specific points on travel routes as well as at the entry and registration sites.

06 May 2022

Uttarakhand: Kedarnath Temple opens with daily limit on pilgrims

After a gap of over two years—courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic—the doors (kapat) of the holy temple of Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand finally opened for devotees on Friday.

03 May 2022

Char Dham Yatra 2022: COVID-19 testing, opening dates and more

Popularly known as the Land of Gods, Uttarakhand houses several ancient temples and sacred pilgrimages which attract millions of spiritual seekers from across the world.

Supreme Court allows widening of Char Dham roads citing security

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the central government to go ahead with the Char Dham Highway project.

31 Oct 2021

Narendra Modi
Why are Uttarakhand priests protesting against Modi's Kedarnath visit?

Priests in Uttarakhand have threatened to stage a protest if they cannot meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his upcoming visit to Kedarnath.

16 Sep 2021

After 3 months, Uttarakhand HC allows Char Dham Yatra resumption

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday lifted its stay on the Char Dham Yatra with some restrictions.

17 Jul 2021

No live-streaming of ceremonies from Himalayan temples: Devasthanam Board

The Chardham Devasthanam Board on Friday decided not to permit live-streaming of ceremonies from the Sancta Sanctorum of Uttarakhand's famous Himalayan temples in reverence to the religious beliefs associated with them, officials said.

3 reasons why Uttarakhand HC stayed the Char Dham Yatra

The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday stayed the state government's decision to allow the Char Dham Yatra from July 1.

17 May 2021

Portals of Kedarnath open; first puja held on PM's behalf

The portals of Kedarnath opened on Monday after a six-month winter break with the first puja being held by priests on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said.

29 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra; only priests to perform rituals

The Uttarakhand government has suspended the Char Dham Yatra in light of the COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat announced on Thursday.

22 Apr 2021

Surging COVID-19 cases cast a shadow over Char Dham Yatra

The rising number of coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand has begun to cast its shadow on the forthcoming Char Dham Yatra with no buses booked yet by devotees to travel to the famed Himalayan temples.

31 Aug 2018

As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'

Congress workers put up posters of President Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, which asserted him as a 'shiv bhakt' (devotee of Lord Shiva).

26 Aug 2018

Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers

The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas concluded today with over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offering prayers at the naturally-formed ice-Shivlingam.

28 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
Fresh small batch of 663 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

A fresh batch of 663 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south-Kashmir Himalayas.

28 Jul 2018

Mobile app to warn of extreme weather events in Mumbai

The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched a mobile application to provide information on extreme weather events in Mumbai.

27 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
Amarnath Yatra: Fresh batch of 782 pilgrims begin their journey

A fresh batch of 782 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said.

23 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims begin their journey

A fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims, including 300 women and 100 sadhus, left the base camp in Jammu for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir today.

19 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
Amarnath Yatra: Another fresh batch of pilgrims begins journey

A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims today left the base camp in Jammu to undertake the annual yatra to the Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

14 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims leaves from Jammu

A fresh batch of over 3,000 pilgrims today left Jammu for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

10 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
Amarnath Yatra: 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims leaves from Jammu

The 10th batch of 5,144 pilgrims left Jammu for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

08 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir
Amarnath Yatra suspended for a day on Wani's death anniversary

On the occasion of Burhan Wani's death anniversary, authorities have suspended the Amarnath Yatra today.

07 Jul 2018

Kailash-Mansarovar: Last-batch of stranded Indian-pilgrims airlifted to safety from Nepal

All the 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal's mountainous regions today.

Amarnath: NGT 'clarifies' after ban on mantras spark mass outrage

Yesterday, reports emerged that the NGT had banned chanting of hymns and ringing of bells at the Amarnath cave shrine.

06 Jul 2017

Xi Jinping
China may consider alternative routes for Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra

The Chinese Embassy in New Delhi has conveyed its willingness to discuss the possibility of facilitating the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) through alternative routes.

30 Jun 2017

Amarnath Yatra gets suspended due to heavy rains

The Amarnath yatra which started on Thursday had to be suspended today as heavy rains lashed the region.

29 Jun 2017

Amarnath Yatra goes hi-tech- drones, choppers for the first time

The Amarnath Yatra is going hi-tech. For the first time ever, there will be drones and helicopters for aerial surveillance along the route.

24 May 2017

Madhya Pradesh
Bus accident in Uttarakhand claims 23 lives

At least 23 pilgrims from the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh lost their lives in a bus accident that took place on Tuesday in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi.

19 May 2017

Landslide in Uttarakhand leaves several tourists stranded

About 11,000 'Char Dham' pilgrims on their way to Uttarakhand's Badrinath temple have been stranded as a massive landslide blocked a key road in Chamoli. No casualty has been reported.

26 Mar 2017

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: UP CM Adityanath doubles financial grant

Newly-elected Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, during his first speech since assuming the post, announced the doubling of the financial grant given to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims.

27 Dec 2016

Narendra Modi
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Char Dham project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Char Dham highway development project in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.