Gurudwara Management Committee Declares the Hemkund Sahib Yatra Opening Date 2021

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Gurudwara Management Committee Declares the Hemkund Sahib Yatra Opening Date 2021
Posted Date: 1/04/2021 Posted By: Sikh Tours

After a long wait of these months post-pandemic Novel CoronaVirus (Covid-19), the Gurudwara Management Committee has declared the Hemkund Sahib Yatra Opening Date 2021, in a meeting, held lately. 

Situated in the high Himalayas, the heavenly sanctuary of Hemkund Sahib will open for the public on May 10, 2021, at 10:30 AM. The opening of the doors (kapaat) is awesome news for the individuals who wish to pay respect to Shri Hemkund Sahib. This year the kapaat will open for trekkers/pilgrims before the opening of Char Dham Temples. The trust has chosen to open the entryways of the Hemkund (or Hemkunt) on the said date after meeting with Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. As per the data, Narendrajit Singh Bindra, executive of Hemkund Sahib Management Trust, met with the Chief Minister at the secretariat on Tuesday.

When was the last time the doors were open?

The kapaat (or doors) of Hemkund Sahib were first opened on June 1 consistently. A year ago, this yatra was hindered because of Corona pestilence. Accordingly, the trust has chosen to open the doors in May after considering the lessened effect of the Covid-19. For this, the Hemkund Sahib Management Trust has begun arrangements for the Hemkund Yatra. “Last year, there was no yatra because of Corona. And, due to, there was an immense loss of the dealers on the yatra course”, said Narendrajit Singh Bindra (Vice-President, Gurudwara Management Trust).

What are the efforts to be done on the way?

Arrangements for the Chardham Yatra have been facilitated. On Tuesday, a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was given by Principal Secretary R. K. Sudhanshu in regards to the snow evacuation of the course before the Kedarnath Kapaat Opens. As indicated by the SOP, satisfactory security game plans must be made for labourers working in the higher Himalayan district. The concerned project worker should remain in the camp of three to four transitory specialists and make well-being related courses of action.

Moreover, this year, there isn’t a lot of snow around the Hemkund Sahib Dham, so the climate is good enough. Hence, in April itself, the military group will begin crafted by eliminating snow from the way of Hemkund Sahib Dham. With this, the excursion can be begun by May 10.

Situated at a height of 15000 feet above ocean level, the Hemkund Sahib was worked close to a lake where tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh is said to have reflected. Explorers have begun inquiring about the Hemkund Sahib Yatra which figures the great yatra season. Offices of food and housing will be given for pioneers out and about course among Rishikesh and Hemkund Sahib.

Badrinath Dham to be created as a Smart Spiritual Hill Town

An MoU of Rs. 12 cr. was endorsed under the Corporate Social Responsibility between Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) to create Badrinath Dham as Smart Spiritual; Hill Town. In January, the Tourism Secretary had introduced an all-inclusive strategy of Badrinath Dham in the wake of meeting with agents of top public area endeavours of the country in Delhi. Simultaneously, the endeavours were mentioned to participate under CSR to make Badrinath s Smart Spiritual Hill Town.

Trek to Hemkund Sahib

With the Hemkund Sahib Yatra Opening Date 2021, you will get a chance to witness the beauty of several waterfalls, enchanting view of the Himalayas, dense forest and various other places along with the highest Gurudwara of the Sikh community i.e. Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib during this trekking trip.

The trek starts after crossing the river Alaknanda on a hanging bridge, from Govindghat. The track in a zig-zag form further straightens through a valley of vegetation and terraced fields; then comes Laxman Ganga that joins the Alaknanda. 

The wonderful scenic splendours of nature i.e. waterfalls, cold-water springs, shrubs, wild roses; tea stalls on a small wayside add beauty to this trek.

What are the rules to stay in Hemkund Sahib?

If you are visiting Hemkund Sahib for the first time, you must know that staying for the night is not allowed to anyone (Except members of Gurudwara and other exceptions). Hence, if you are planning to spend your night there, then you will have to find accommodation either in Ghangaria or Govindghat hotels or guest houses. Even, several tourists and pilgrims stay in the Gurudwaras built-in Govindghat and Ghangaria.

Is carrying food to Hemkund Sahib allowed?

A big yes! The pilgrims can carry food of their own on the way to Hemkund Sahib as there are no restaurants or eating points on the way. But this also must be known that the Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib serves free ‘Khichri’ (made of rice and lentils meal) with tea to the pilgrims and the trekkers.

Did you know ‘this’ about Hemkund Sahib?

Previously known as ‘Lokpal’ by the residents, Hemkund Sahib, established in the memory of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (tenth Sikh Guru in Sikhism), was discovered by a retired ‘Granthi’ from the army, Sant Sohan Singh (from Tehri Garhwal). Now, it is also known as Darbar Sahib Hemkund or Hemkunt Sahib. The crystal clear Hemkund Lake, whose circumference is approximately 2 kilometres, gets frozen during the winter season.

According to Hindu mythology, the Hemkund Sahib was also the meditational place of the younger brother of Lord Rama, Lakshmana. You could have proof of the same by viewing the Lakshman temple on the Hemkund Lakeshore. 

What are the other most-visited places in Hemkund Sahib?

Visiting the Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib will also allow the pilgrims and trekkers to witness the beauty of various other famous places in Hemkund Sahib such as the High Altitude Lake, Laxman Temple, etc. Moreover, the place is a popular and recommended tourist destination for couples, family & kids, foreigners, groups, interested in adventure, trekking, a pilgrimage or religious tour.

What would be the safety measures nowadays in Hemkund Sahib?

As the world is facing the pandemic Novel Coronavirus, it must not be free of danger. Hence, the trekker or the pilgrims are advised to take all the safety measures and it is also recommended to have a negative test report of Covid-19. 

In a nutshell, going to Hemkund Sahib is an all-in-one package if you are willing to go on an adventurous journey either alone or with family or friends. So, do remember the Hemkund Sahib Yatra Opening Date 2021 and plan your trip now. You can contact Sikh Tours for the best deals on the Hemkund Sahib Tour. 

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Happy trekking!