Sacred Hindu Math in Joshimath develops cracks, admin blames it on ‘development’
Jyotir Math, the Shankaracharya Math in Joshimath, has developed cracks.
Jyotir Math, the Shankaracharya Math in Joshimath, has developed cracks in numerous places over the past 15 days, which has caused concern among the sacred institution. These cracks have gotten worse over the past 15 days, according to the Jyotir Math administration. The chief of Math, Swami Vishwapriyananda, has pinpointed "development" as the root of the crisis.
Joshimath's residents have been evacuated and sent to night shelters run by the municipality after becoming concerned after spotting cracks in the town's homes and streets. Joshimath is a holy town situated in Uttarakhand.
Joshimath, located in an area prone to landslides, was the site of the first occurrence of sinking, according to a report from the 1976 Mishra Commission. The Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers border the south and north of the town, which is situated on the middle slopes of a hill that is bounded on the west and east by the Karmanasa and Dhaknala streams.
More than ten years ago, experts warned about the potential for ground sinking in the area. This quick and thorough stratum dewatering The town's sinking is hardly shocking, as no preventative measures were done.
(With agency inputs)
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