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Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), August 19, 2016 -imageThe Annual Pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji concluded on Shravan Purnima (August 19, 2016) , amid chanting of religious hymns in the spiritual ambience of South Kashmir Himalayas with the Holy Mace of Lord Shiva, the Chhari Mubarak, paying obeisance at Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath on the auspicious occasion coinciding with the annual festival of Raksha Bandhan.
On the last day of pilgrimage, 362 yatris including Sadhus carrying Holy Mace paid obeisance at the Cave Shrine taking the total number of pilgrims this year to 2,20,761. This year’s figure has been the lowest in the past decade because of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley, forcing a lot of pilgrims to postpone visit to next year.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 17, 2016 - Shri Amarnath Yatra has been affected this year because of unrest in Kashmir Valley. Yatra from traditional Pahalgam track resumed yesterday after a gap of almost a week. A number of Yatris who reached Pahalgam started the journey after the authorities decided to resume the Yatra.
All the pilgrims left for Holy Cave Shrine from Pahalgam and Nunwan base camp early morning. Some of them had reached Chandanwari while others were on their way till last reports came in. An official spokesman said that till the 16th day of Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 4,510 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,72,851 Yatris had darshan at the Holy Cave.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 12, 2016 - After three days Shri Amarnath yatra resumed last evening with 2397 pilgrims leaving for Holy Cave amid tight security.
As per official information, all the stranded pilgrims (Yatris) who had the darshan registration date of July 10, 11 and 12 were allowed to leave for Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath in sounth Kashmir Himalayas.
The authorities made tight security arrangements for Shri Amarnath Yatra and yatris are being escorted by security forces upto the base camps. The yatra was suspended since July 8 soon after the violence in Kashmir valley following the killing of militants. Yatris in high spirits left Shri Amarnath Yatra amid chanting of "Bum Bum Bholay and Har Har Mahadev".
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 10, 2016 - Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 remained suspended for the second consecutive day today due to violence in Kashmir valley.
National Highway, was blocked due to protests at many places in South Kashmir, the authorities closed it for traffic as a safety measure.
Pilgrims are stranded at various places on National Highway and are facing many hardships. Authorities are doing their best to safeguard and help pilgrims. The Internet & Mobile services in the Kashmir remained suspended for the second day today affecting pilgrims to get in touch with their families back home.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), July 09, 2016 - Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 has been suspended from Jammu and all Yatra bound vehicles have been stopped at various places on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway as authorities are apprehensive about protests in the Kashmir valley following the killing of 21-year-old Burhan Wani, considered as a ‘poster boy’ of Hizbul Mujahideen terror group for wooing Kashmiri youths to militancy, in Kokernag area (enroute Pahalgam) of south Kashmir Anantnag district yesterday.
Official sources said the Shri Amarnath Yatra convoy, which left Jammu yesterday morning, had reached Baltal and Nunwan in Pahalgam safely.
According to official figures 14,871 pilgrims today (Day 2 ) performed darshan of `Lord Shiva’ in the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath, located at a height of 12,756 feet above sea level from both tracks of Pahalgam and Baltal as well as reaching Panjtarni by air.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), January 21, 2016 - Governor N.N. Vohra, who is the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 30th Board Meeting held today at New Delhi. The duration and date of commencement of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 has been based on the approach adopted by the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Committee which was set up to advise SASB regarding the duration and schedule of future Shri Amarnath Yatras.
Keeping in view the foremost concern of safety and security of the pilgrims, the committee decided that a 48 day Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 would commence on 2nd July 2016, an auspicious day (Massik Shivratri) as per Hindu Calendar and conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandan) on 18th August 2016.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), August 30, 2015 - The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji concluded today, on Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of religious hymns in the spiritual ambience of South Kashmir Himalayas. Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, who is Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) expressed satisfaction over the smooth conduct of this year’s Yatra, despite serious difficulties arising from the flash floods, cloud bursts and road blocks in the preceding weeks. The Governor complimented the Civil and Police Administrations of J&K, Central Armed Police Forces, Army, and all the involved J&K State Government departments and other agencies for the smooth conduct of Yatra-2015.
Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) announced that the annual pilgrimage (Yatra) to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji shall commence on 2nd July, 2015, on the auspicious day of Purshotam Purnima as per the Hindu Calendar, and conclude on 29th August 2015, the day of Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan). This year Shri Amarnath Yatra 2015 shall be of 59 days duration.
The Registration for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2015 has already started from March 1, 2015.
Some of the important links for Registration have been reproduced below for the convenience of pilgrims (Yatris) who wish to undertake Shri Amarnath Yatra 2015:
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), January 15, 2015 - On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) organised Yagya for peace and prosperity at Maha Lakshmi Temple in the Trikuta Bhawan Complex at Katra today. The day-long Havan-Yagya which commenced amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and performance of other religious ceremonies in the morning, concluded with Purna Ahuti this afternoon ...
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), January 14, 2015 - imageTwo day long Lohri Festival concluded with lightening of traditional fire at Raghunath Bazar Chowk, here today. The festival was organized by the Tourism Department in collaboration with Business Associations of Jammu to showcase the unique and rich cultural heritage of Jammu and also to promote cultural tourism in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. The famous “Raghunath Bazaar” wore a festive look with Food Stalls, Cultural Show and beautiful illuminations. In the evening, a procession was flagged off from Sabzi Mandi passing through Parade Chowk and the procession culminated at Raghunath Bazar. The main attractions of the procession were Dhol, Narsingha, Chajja, Haran, and Kudd dance ...
Katra (Jammu & Kashmir), September 09, 2014 - Helicopter between Katra-Sanjichhat resumed operating today as per information received from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The Sanjichhat-Bhawan Track for Yatra was also opened from this morning, while Sanjichhat-Bhairon Temple route was opened for the pilgrimage yesterday. Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, said that Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji is proceeding smoothly both via Sanjichhat-Bhawan and Sanjichhat-Bhairon Temple tracks. The Shrine Board’s staff and Disaster Management Task Force remained deployed on the Track to ensure smooth and safe movement of pilgrims on the Tracks. While around 18000 pilgrims took darshan at the Shrine on 8th September...
Katra (Jammu & Kashmir), September 08, 2014 - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board resumed the pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji today via Sanjichhat-Bhairon Temple track and back from the same route. Yatra was temporarily suspended from Katra onwards on 4th of September after 4.00 p.m. due to continual heavy rains over last three days. Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, visited the Track along with officers and Engineers and took stock of the ongoing works of clearing of track, restoration of water and power supply and provisioning of other logistics enroute and at Bhawan area. The movement of the pilgrims is being continuously monitored. CEO said that the track from Sanjichhat to Bhawan via Bhairon Temple is narrow and it involves steep climb, particularly between Bhawan and Bhairon Temple, and considering the fact that ponies can not be allowed beyond Sanjichhat, the pilgrims are advised to start their journey for the pilgrimage via this route only if they are in good state of health and do not have any underlying cardiac or other such ailment ...