Avalanches brought damages to Badrinath, temple remained safe

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 22:26

Gopeshwar: Avalanches caused huge damages in the Badrinath area this winter, but the famous Badrinath Temple complex remained safe.

A team of the Badrinath-Kedarnath Committee constituted constituted for the purpose informed this on Sunday.

Committee CEO BD Singh said a number of residential setups in the area suffered damages due to avalanches and several government arrangements including power and water supply lines were swept away in the rapid flow of snow.

The temple complex, however, remained unaffected in one of the worst damages in decades as assessed by the committee, he said.

Experts attribute this to the temple`s structuring, saying the T-shaped mountains up behind the complex divert the direction of the avalanches.

In 1974, a team constituted by the state government had also held this phenomenon a crucial factor in saving the temple from avalanches.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 22:26

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