'Baba Barfani' pilgrimage in Timmersain to begin from Wednesday
A pilgrimage to Timmersain in Uttarakhand's Chamoli District will begin from Wednesday on the lines of the Amarnath Yatra. The decision to start the Timmersain Mahadev Yatra from April 7 was taken after a meeting with the Border Roads Organisation, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and local people at the collectorate chaired by District Magistrate Swati Bhadauria on Monday. Here are more details.
All you need to know about Timmersain
Timmersain is located in the Niti valley where devotees can have a view of the ice Shiv Lingas in a cave on top of a hill during winter from December-April. Also known as Chhota Amarnath, Timmersain Mahadev is deeply revered by locals.
Devotees can trek to cave only up to 11:00 am
People will have to trek uphill for 1.5 km from the Suraithota barrier to reach the cave. They will be allowed to proceed to the cave only up to 11:00 am due to safety reasons so that they can return before dark. If everything goes according to plan, Timmersain Mahadev will be a major addition to the long list of religious tourism destinations in Uttarakhand.
SDRF to be deployed along the route
Bhadauria has ordered the deployment of the State Disaster Response Force along the route and doctors at Gamshali on the way for the convenience of pilgrims, besides asking the BRO and the ITBP to conduct the pilgrimage smoothly. Live Hindustan had earlier reported that the State Government had forwarded a proposal for Timmersain pilgrimage to the Centre in July last year.
Uttarakhand is also hosting Kumbh Mela in Haridwar
Uttarakhand is currently hosting another religious event, the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. The Kumbh, which is the largest religious gathering in the world began on April 1 under strict COVID-19 protocols. A total of 12,000 police and 400 paramilitary personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order and ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.Share this timeline