Kullu district administration has temporarily suspended the Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra. The decision has been taken by the administration due to heavy and continuous rainfall in the state in last few days.
Yatra was started on July 15, and 900 passengers were registered on the first day of the Journey. At present no new passengers are being registered in Singhad base camp and the Pilgrims are instructed to stay in their camp.
The Meteorological Department has forecast rainfall in the state till July 22. In such conditions the journey to the Shrikhand Mahadev becomes risky. On the very first day a passenger was injured due to dangerous path.
The Shrikhand Mahadev trek is considered as one of the most difficult treks to do, but nothing can diminish the faith of a true Shiva Bhakt. Every year, the Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra begins in the month of July for 15 to 20 days. Jathas or groups leave for the Yatra after their complete medical examination is conducted by the Trust and they are declared fit to take a trek to about 38 km. It is indeed a difficult trek but once you are in the spiritual zone and the divine Himself calls you to visit Him, there is nothing that can stop you from taking your foot forward to the Shrikhand Mahadev Peak. The Lord Himself gives its devotees the courage to reach up to Him. It is indeed an enriching experience one remembers for lifetime.