Badrinath received 30,000 pilgrims in two days (14th May, 2016): This year the kapat of sacred Badrinath Dham opened on 11th of May . As anticipated, the number of pilgrims reached much more than previous years’ number of pilgrims.
The Badrinath Dham witnessed more than 30000 pilgrims within two days’ of the opening of the kapat. There were many VIPs including Ex CMs of Karnataka and Uttarakhand. On the day of the kapat opening, the total number of the pilgrims had swelled up to 20000 and on second day (Thursday, 12th May) as many as 10,000 tourists visited the shrine.
The number of pilgrims is continuously increasing day by day. In the Rishikesh journey compound, the people are seen chanting the Badri – Kedar and Ganga – Yamuna mantras and hymns. On Thursday as many as 9,800 pilgrims got photo metric registration for Char Dham yatra. The pilgrims had to wait for hours due to heavy rush. This year the pilgrims are very excited to take this sacred journey of Char Dham. In initial two days only, the number of pilgrims has crossed previous years’ records. Till now, as many as 50,000 pilgrims have got themselves registered for Char Dham yatra.
The Pind Daan and Tarpan of forefathers:
In Hindu tradition, it is the duty of every human to perform Pind Daan – Tarpan for forefathers. In Badrinath, people perform Tarpan for their forefathers at Brahmakapal teerth. The people not only from India but also from Nepal and other countries come here in Badrinath to perform this sacred ritual. Traditionally, this ritual of Pind Daan and Tarpan is performed after the darshan of Badrivishal.
At present the Pind Daan and Tarpan is being performed at Brahmakapal teerth located near Alaknanda. As per Hindu sacred texts and books, one does not need to perform Pind Daan – Tarpan anywhere after performing here at Brahmakapal in Badrinath.
|The Char Dhams of Uttarakhand|