On the lines of Baba Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims are now travelling to Timmersain Mahadev in the Niti Valley of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. Timmerasain Mahadev yatra commenced on April 7th with all the essential rituals. Since then, locals have been visiting Timmersain Mahadev amidst snowfall.
Satpal Maharaaz, Tourism Minister, Uttarakhand, said “A Shivalinga is present inside the caves in Timmersain, which is located about a km before the last village in the Niti Valley of Joshimath block. The Shivalinga is always anointed with the water dripping from the hills. While melting, the ice takes the shape of the Shivalinga every year which is known as Barfani Baba or Timmersain Mahadev. Baba Barfani sits as a self-proclaimed Shivalinga in Timmersain. Every year a shivalinga of more than 10 feet is formed here in winters. It is believed that Lord Shiva stayed at this place during Kailash Yatra. Therefore, this place is famous by the name of Sausa Mahadev. The devotees can now visit the restricted area of Niti Valley without any permission, and they can easily visit Timmersain Mahadev. The yatra will continue from 7th to 30th April. The state government welcomes all the devotees to visit Timmersain Mahadev”
District Tourism Development Officer, Chamoli Brijendra Pandey said that the yatra is being organized keeping in mind the corona guidelines issued by the administration. He said that the pilgrims coming from other districts are getting registered at Suraithota checkpost before the commencement of yatra. Health services are also being provided to the devotees by the administration. All preparations have been made for the pilgrims visiting Timmersain from all over the country.