Srinagar- Over 84, 000 pilgrims have carried out the Amarnath Yatra over the last six days as one other batch of seven, 010 Yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Friday.

“Since it began on July 1, over 84, 000 Yatris have carried out this 12 months’s Amarnath Yatra.

“17, 202 pilgrims had ‘Darshan’ contained in the holy cave yesterday.

“Another batch of seven, 010 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu right now in an escorted convoy for the Valley.

“These include 5179 male, 1549 female, 21 children, 228 Sadhu and 33 Sadhvis, ” officers stated.

Yatris strategy the Himalayan cave shrine both from the standard south Kashmir Pahalgam route which entails an uphill trek of 43 Kms from Pahalgam base camp or from the north Kashmir Baltal base camp which entails 13 Kilometre 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 defend the pilgrims from excessive altitude illness, authorities have banned all junk meals on the free neighborhood kitchens referred to as the ‘Langars’ which have been arrange alongside each the routes of the Yatra. The banned gadgets embody all bottled drinks, halwai gadgets, fried meals and tobacco based mostly merchandise.

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