Dehradun: A flash flood-like situation has developed near Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand due to incessant torrential rainfall in the region over the last couple of days.

In the visuals doing round on social media, Tamasa river could be seen flowing in spate and its water crashing with Takeshwar Mahadev temple. Temple premises have been submerged under the water while all devotees/workers have evacuated it.

While speaking to media, Acharaya Bipin Joshi said, “Due to continuous torrential rains since yesterday, Tamasa river flowing near Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun was in spate. There has been no loss of life or property.”

“Water entered the temple with full force. We pray that there is no loss of lives or property. There was a bridge over the river which has got totally destroyed,” said Digambar Bharat Giri, Priest, Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple.

Meanwhile, heavy rainfall triggered flash floods near Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra town in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

In view of the heavy rains and flash floods, the upward movement of devotees in Mata Vaishno Devi temple was stopped for some time.

“In the wake of heavy rainfall, upward movement of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi temple has been stopped from Katra. Priority is given to pilgrims coming downwards. Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have already been deployed, The situation is being monitored. No untoward incident reported so far,” said Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

However, the movement to the shrine has been resumed now.

Earlier in July, a cloudburst struck the holy cave area of Amarnath which resulted in a heavy discharge of water in the ‘Nallah’, adjoining the holy cave, following which the route to Amarnath was damaged, it the yatra was on halt for some time.

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