Kailash Mansarovar yatra suspended due to heavy rains

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A view of the collapsed bridge over the flooded Alakhnanda River on 17 June following incessant rains in Rudraprayag. PTI Photo
A view of the collapsed bridge over the flooded Alakhnanda River on 17 June following incessant rains in Rudraprayag. PTI Photo

Dehradun, Jun 17 (PTI): The annual Kailash Mansarovar ‘yatra’ has been suspended today in view of heavy rains and landslides in Uttarakhand.

“The yatra has been stopped in Buddhi in Uttarakhand in view of landslides and heavy rains. The pilgrims have been accommodated in various locations and the route will be opened again after things get normal,” a senior ITBP official said.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) guards the yatra and pilgrims.

The annual pilgrimage that goes into Tibet had commenced last week after the first batch of 53 pilgrims from Delhi had reached Kathgodam in Pithoragarh.

A total of 18 batches of pilgrims are scheduled to have a glimpse of holy mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva, and take a holy bath in the sacred lake of Mansarovar.

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