With all of the obligatory rituals and rites, the portals of the holy Hemkund Sahib opened for the pilgrims on Could 25, 2014. Regardless of the snowy blanket and stretches of roads nonetheless below restore, the primary batch of three,000 pilgrims reached to the Sikh shrine of the tenth Guru; Guru Gobind Singh on Sunday and attended the primary ‘Ardaas’ (Prayer). The Hemkund Yatra was flagged from the famed Gobindghat Gurudwara, located 20kms from the extremely revered shrine. Because the roads are nonetheless struggling the aftermath of the deadly flash flood that occurred final 12 months in Uttarakhand, pilgrims are required to trek the stretch of 20kms from Gobinghat Gurudwara to Hemkund Sahib. Nonetheless, the Board Chairman NS Bindra assures to quickly provoke Hemkund Yatra by Helicopter and ropeway.
Doorways of Lakshman Lokpal Temple Additionally Opens
Together with the beginning of Hemkund SahibYatra 2014 and Chardham Yatra, the portal of the Lakshman Lokpal temple within the Bhyundar village (en route Hemkund Sahib) has additionally been opened. The legend has it that Lakshman, the youthful sibling of Lord Rama meditated in Bhyundar within the incarnation of Sheshnag (Seven Headed Snake).
Impressed by the braveness and devotion of the pilgrims trudging of Hemkund Sahib, the villagers of Bhyundar have began to re-open their outlets and stalls, which have been shut after the final yr’s collateral harm.
Historical past of Hemkund Sahib:
Located at an altitude about 4632m within the Chamoli District of Garhwal area of Uttarakhand, Sri Hemkund Sahib was as soon as the place the place King Pandu practiced Yoga. It’s also believed that the early identify of this holy place was Lokpal (now Bhyundar Village), the place Lakshaman, the youthful brother of Lord Rama meditated. The legend has it that the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh additionally selected this place to meditate and unite with God as one, he occurred to have acquired orders to be born in human kind.
These days Sikh pilgrimage web site was the initiative of Main Harkirat Singh who approached Architect Siali Luddu to design the shrine. The development work of the identical begun in mid Sixties with architect Siali paying annual visits to Hemkund Sahib for the correct implementation of his advanced design.
Historical past of Hemkund Yatra:
Nevertheless unsure that when the precise Hemkund or Hemkunt Yatra began, historical past tells that couple of GurSikhs (true Sikhs) specifically Sant Sohan Singh Tihri wale, Hawaldar Modan Singh, Bhai Vir Singh impressed by the holy composition of Guru Gobind Singh determined to seek for the vacation spot talked about within the Granth (Holy Ebook). In 1933-34, these mighty males had been in a position to attain Hemkund and by 1936, the Sikhs received the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara constructed. Therefore, one can say that the official Yatras to Hemkund started from 1937.