Breaking the record of Char Dhama Yatra, 7.21 lakh more devotees visited than last year

The number of devotees arriving in Uttarakhand for the Char Dham Yatra has broken records, with devotees coming from various parts of the world to participate in the Yatra. This year the Char Dham Yatra began on May 10 and over 19 lakh devotees have visited the Char Dham in about a month, which is about 7.21 lakh more than last year. Last year, Char Dham Yatra started on 22 April 2023 and in one month, 12,35,557 devotees visited.

This time the number of visitors has increased to 19,56,269. There is constant enthusiasm among the devotees regarding Char Dham and the number of pilgrims is increasing rapidly. Char Dham Yatra is about 1670 km which takes about 12 to 15 days to complete.

Death toll of devotees is over 100

Along with the rapidly increasing number of devotees coming for darshan, the death toll during Char Dham Yatra is also increasing rapidly. This year this figure has crossed 100. This trend shows no sign of stopping. According to the information received from the State Emergency Operation Center, 49 devotees have died in Kedarnath Dham, 22 in Badrinath Dham, 22 in Yamunotri Dham and 7 in Gangotri Dham. All these deaths Because of a heart attack.

Main places involved in Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra is one of the most important religious places visited by devotees in Uttarakhand. This pilgrimage includes four holy places in the Himalayas – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Includes Kedarnath and Badrinath. In Hindi ‘char’ means four and ‘dham’ means religious places.

When will Char Dham Yatra end?

The pilgrimage to Gangotri and Yamunotri temples starts on Akshaya Tritiya. The date of Kedarnath Yatra is fixed on Shivratri and the opening date of Badrinath Temple is fixed on Basant Panchami. Chardham Yatra starts in April-May and ends in October-November every year.

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