Dehradun: Char Dham Yatra, an important location for Hindu pilgrims, got underway on May 3. A huge number of pilgrims were on the way to this yatra. Unfortunately, several people died during their journey. According to data released by the Uttarakhand emergency operation centre, 203 pilgrims have lost their lives since the start of the yatra. As per the report, most of the pilgrims died of cardiac arrest and other health ailments.
Out of 203 pilgrims, 97 died on the Kedarnath Yatra route, 51 in Badrinath Dham, 13 in Gangotri and 42 in Yamunotri.
It is expected that more than 25 lakh people have visited the Char Dhams since May 3, according to the data. However, the number of visitors has come down in the past week.
The Uttarakhand government had previously issued an advisory to pilgrims, requesting that they undergo medical examinations before beginning the difficult trek to the Himalayan temples.
Char Dham Yatra is famous for four holy places for Hindu pilgrimages, which are situated in the lofty peaks of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The four significant sites of the Char Dham Yatra consist of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. All four sites are sacred in the Hindu religion. Every Hindu wants to visit the holy shrines at least once in their life time to attain salvation (Moksha).