Devotees from all over the world will now be able to visit Chardham online. The first meeting of Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Management Board was held on Friday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The CM asked the Uttarakhand Devasthanam Management Board that devotees desirous of having darshan of the four dhams should be provided the facility of worshiping through online darshan and audio of the rest of the temple premises except the sanctum sanctorum. Presiding over the first meeting of the Chardham Devasthanam Management Board, Chief Minister Rawat termed it a historic moment for the state.
It is worth mentioning that the valleys of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, the four shrines of the Garhwal Himalayas, have been opened, but due to Kovid-19, pilgrims are not allowed to visit them. The meeting also discussed the smooth running of the Chardham Yatra and the setting up of museums for the major manuscripts and other historical materials related to the temples. A separate logo of Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Management Board will be made in the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that the board will have a separate bank account for which the state government approved an amount of Rs 10 crore. The board will have a separate bank account. For this, an amount of Rs 10 crore has been approved by the state government in the meeting. The remaining funds of the Badri-Kedar Mandir Committee will also be transferred to the Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Management Board.