The annual Amarnath Yatra will start on June 30, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was recently announced by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha.
According to reports, while online registration has already started, the pilgrimage will take place for 43 days between June 30 and August 11.
In this regard, the Lieutenant Governor asked the respective officials to be proactive and ensure that all arrangements are in place for a smooth pilgrimage this year. According to reports, the government will also set up an RFID system allowing pilgrims to track their movements.
Nitishwar Kumar, chief executive of the sanctuary council, added that various measures have been taken towards the yatra, including enhanced health facilities, increased accommodation capacity, telecommunication facilities, improved trails and services. helicopter, among other things, to facilitate travel. pilgrims.
Reports further suggest that the council has decided that the pilgrimage will start simultaneously from both routes – Pahalgam trail in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district, and that only 10,000 pilgrims will be allowed in one day on each itinerary, excluding those traveling by helicopter.
There will also be a battery car service for pilgrims, while the live broadcast of morning and evening aarti will be broadcast for devotees around the world. Also, for anyone who wants to get real-time information about the pilgrimage, weather, and more, there is an app available for the same on the Google Play Store.
- Why Amarnath Yatra is famous?
One of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages, Amarnath is world famous for the natural formation of Shiva Linga from snow.
- How old is Amarnath Cave?
The temple is said to be around 5,000 years old and people say it is even mentioned in ancient Hindu texts.
- What are the criteria to qualify for Amarnath Yatra registration?
No one under the age of 13 or over the age of 75 is allowed to undertake the pilgrimage for safety reasons.