RISHIKESH, Uttarakhand—In a press note shared with Sikh24, the ‘Sri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust’ has revealed that the gates of Sri Hemkunt Sahib will be closed from October 10. The gates will be reopened on May 25 2018 if weather conditions allow.
Vice President of the trust, Narinderjit Singh Bindra has shared n a meeting of trustees held on August 21, that it has been decided to close the gates f Sri Hemkunt Sahib on the aforementioned date. He said that 212,000 devotees have paid obeisance at Sri Hemkunt Sahib this year so far.
“The weather is pleasant in month of September so thousands of more devotees come to visit in this month too. The total count of obeisance payees will easily cross the count of 300,000” he added.
Situated at altitude of 15,197 feet, Sri Hemkunt Sahib is a Sikh shrine in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh master, and finds mention in Dasam Granth, a work dictated by Guru Sahib himself. With its setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, each adorned by a Nishan Sahib on their peaks.