Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 03, 2016 - The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji in south Kashmir Himalayas commenced on 2nd July 2016 from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal route.
8916 pilgrims performed darshan on the Day 1 (2nd July 2016) of the Yatra in Anantnag district of South Kashmir Himalayas.
Pilgrims today left base camps of Nunwan (Pahalgam) and Baltal to perform darshan of natural Ice Lingam of Lord Shiva on first Monday of this year’s pilgrimage tomorrow.
The pilgrims undertaking the Shri Amarnath Yatra from Baltal and having darshan usually return to the base camp by the night.
Authorities have made unprecedented security arrangements. Special rescue teams have also been deployed at vulnerable spots along the tracks to meet any eventuality.
Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016, which began yesterday, is scheduled to end on August 18, coinciding with ‘Shravan Purnima’ and ‘Raksha Bandhan’ festivals..