Amarnath Yatra 2022: Over 11,000 devotees carry out yatra up to now, one other batch leaves for valley

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Pilgrims on the way in which to Amarnath cave shrine, close to Chandanwari base camp, at Pahalgam in Anantnag district, Thursday, June 30, 2022. The 43-day yatra started after a niche of over two years resulting from COVID-19. 

Highlights

  • One other batch of 6,113 worshippers moved from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in the direction of valley for yatra
  • This 12 months’s pilgrimage to the cave shrine (Amarnath Yatra) comes after a hiatus of three-years
  • The yatra in 2019 was lower quick forward of the abrogation of Article 370

Amarnath Yatra information updates: Greater than 11,000 pilgrims have carried out Amarnath Yatra up to now this 12 months, as one other batch of 6,113 worshippers on Saturday (July 2) moved from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in the direction of the valley.

“Over 11,000 yatris had darshan contained in the holy cave shrine up to now, whereas 23,214 others have moved in the direction of the valley because the pilgrimage began on Thursday (June 30),” officers mentioned.

Saturday’s batch moved in two escorted convoys in the direction of Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.

“Of those, 1,940 are going to Baltal whereas 4,173 are going to Pahalgam,” the officers mentioned.

This 12 months’s pilgrimage to the cave shrine comes after a hiatus of three years.

The yatra in 2019 was lower quick forward of the abrogation of Article 370, whereas it remained suspended in 2020 and 2021 as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

When yatra will conclude? 

The pilgrimage will conclude on August 11 on Shravan Purnima coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan competition.

Safety has been tightened in Jammu and Kashmir with particular emphasis on the usage of over 130 sniffer canines on the automobile routes heading in the direction of the shrine to make sure secure pilgrimage amid heightened terror threats.

Amid tight safety preparations, the fourth batch of 6,113 pilgrims, together with 1,292 ladies, left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp on Saturday to pay obeisance on the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officers mentioned. 

The pilgrims, additionally comprising 195 Sadhus and 25 youngsters, can be reaching the dual base camps of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district later within the day. Over 20,000 pilgrims have provided their prayers on the cave shrine, housing the naturally shaped ice-shivlingam, because the graduation of the 43-day yatra on June 30 from the dual routes – the standard 48-km Nunwan-Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and the 14-km shorter Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal. 

Of the most recent batch that left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp, the officers mentioned 4,173 pilgrims left in a convoy of 148 autos for the Pahalgam base camp, whereas one other 1,940 pilgrims most popular the Baltal route and departed in a fleet of 80 autos. With this, 23,214 yatris have left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp for the Valley since June 29, the day the primary batch of pilgrims was flagged off by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. 

(With businesses inputs) 

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