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    Char Dham of Uttarakhand - why no proper facilities for pilgrims?

    As the name itself suggests - Devbhoomi - the meaning is very clear: abode for Gods and Goddess. Here people are very close to their Devi and Devtaa. People have firm belief in them which has been proved many times by result itself.

    There are four world famous pilgrimages in Uttrakhand namely Gangotri origin place of Maa Ganga, Yamunotri origin place of Yamuna river, Kedarnath Abode of Lord Shiva and Badrinath Abode of Lord Vishnu. A Yatra for all these pilgrimage started from the month end of April. This year it started on 28 April 2017. These all places are so beautifully placed from ancient times which is itself extraordinary. Apart from religious value, these 4 sites are the best examples of ancient architecture.

    Question arises: how these beautiful temples were situated in these areas when there were no road connectivity at all? Even though there wasn't any kinds of source to live there, yet it was a place for exemplary pilgrimage.

    I have personally visited Badrinath itself but it was beyond my imagination. Similarly, the other three are best picturesque abode.

    Every year many people come from different parts of the country and from abroad too to visit all these places. These are the best famous places where everyone must visit once. Now main concerning of this area: Roads,Health services and water facility for visitors. The Uttarakhand double engine Govt has not taken any major steps to cater to all these paramount facilities for pilgrims. When even locals have been forced to drink dirty water, how our guests can be served with clean water? Questions are so many but there is no one who can solve the gray area!
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    I too ponder over many times as for Hindus visiting Char Dhaam once in their life is must but the pilgrimage is very challenging and especially the elder ones cannot even think of going ahead. Normally those who have retired and want to have the darshan of Gods at the fag end of their age, they would like undertake peaceful pilgrimage. But Char Dhaam yatra is always having confrontation with nature and the government is not taking note of anything. The connectivity roads must be laid permanently. No doubt landslides and floods are causing havoc there, but with the help of Army permanent structures can be made and army bridges can be commissioned during floods and thus the yatra would continue without hampering. Now that new BJP government has taken over, we may see some changes.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease


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