Hemkund Sahib Yatra Started
The doors of Hemkund Sahib opened, and 100 devotees bowed down heads in the Hemkund Sahib Temple. Recently Hemkund Sahib Yatra was started after a delay of three months due to the pandemic.
After the doors of Hemkund Sahib opened devotees visited the temple bowed their heads and wished for the successful completion of their Hemkund Sahib Yatra and started the yatra.
Shri Hemkund Sahib Opening Date
Shri Hemkund Sahib Temple is now open for devotees from 16th September.
Shri Hemkund Sahib Close Dates:-
Shri Hemkund Sahib Temple closes on 10th October 2021.
Shri Hemkund Sahib Yatra Starting Date
The Hemkund Sahib Yatra has begun on 18th September and only 1000 devotees are allowed for darshan in a day.
Guidelines To Follow while visiting Shri Hemkund Sahib
- Devotees must have taken both doses of vaccines 15 days before the yatra date.
- Devotees will not be able to take bath in Kund.
- Devotees have to strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines, wear masks, wash their hands with soaps/sanitizer, and maintain social distancing.
- In case if a devotee has not taken both the vaccines or has taken a single vaccine then a negative RT-PCR report, not older than 72 hours is mandatory.
- Devotees visiting from the other states have to register their details on the smart city web portal(smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in)
- All the devotees will have to register themselves at Rishikesh Gurudwara Trust offices.
About Shri Hemkund Sahib
Shri Hemkund Sahib is located in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. It is 6 km from Gangharia. The temple is a pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Sikhs built on the river “hemkund”. There is a Lakshamana Temple, it is believed that Lord Lakshamana regained his health by meditating on the bank of Hemkund and it is an attraction for Hindu pilgrimage.
Hemkund Sahib Yatra is done only in the summer, between the first week of June and the first week of October. From October it is inaccessible till April because of snow. Sikh pilgrims arrive in May to work to repair the damage of the path, which is known as “Kar Seva”. Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara in the world.