Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

Srinagar- Due to heavy rain each in Jammu division and Kashmir, authorities determined to droop the Amarnath Yatra for the third day operating on Sunday.

“A portion of the street has caved in close to the Panthyal tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar freeway which has brought on closure of the freeway.

“No Yatri was allowed to maneuver in the direction of the Valley from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu.

“Heavy rainfall continued alongside each south Kashmir Pahalgam and north Kashmir Baltal Yatra routes since Saturday.

“No Yatri was allowed to maneuver in the direction of the cave shrine from the 2 base camps this morning.

“As weather has started improving, the situation will be reviewed later today, ” officers stated.

So far, over 87, 000 pilgrims have carried out the Yatra.

Yatris method the Himalayan cave shrine both from the standard south Kashmir Pahalgam route which includes an uphill trek of 43 Kms from Pahalgam base camp or from the north Kashmir Baltal base camp which includes 13 Kms uphill trek.

Those utilizing the standard Pahalgam route take 3-4 days to achieve the cave shrine whereas these utilizing the Baltal route return to the bottom camp the identical day after having ‘darshan’ contained in the cave shrine located 3888 metres above the sea-level.

Helicopter providers are additionally obtainable for Yatris on each routes.

The cave shrine homes an ice stalagmite construction that devotees consider symbolises legendary powers of Lord Shiva.

The ice stalagmite construction wanes and waxes with the phases of the moon.

This 12 months’s 62-day lengthy Amarnath Yatra began on July 1 and can finish on August 31 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima pageant.

To shield the pilgrims from excessive altitude illness, authorities have banned all junk meals on the free neighborhood kitchens known as the ‘Langars’ which were arrange alongside each the routes of the Yatra.

The banned objects embody all bottled drinks, halwai objects, fried meals and tobacco primarily based merchandise.

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