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Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 from 2nd July, 2016 & Registration from 29th February 2016

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.

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2015 concludes with over 3.52 lakh pilgrims paying obeisance

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 Amarnathji Yatra 2015 from July 2, 2015 & Registration from March 1, 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:

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board organises Yagya on Makar Sankranti

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Lohri Festival concludes in Jammu

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Helicopter Service for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi resumes

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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra resumes

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 ...


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