Katra (Jammu & Kashmir), September 29, 2019 - The nine-day Navratri festival today began at the Holy town Katra. The inaugural ceremony was also attended by Minister of State (MoS) for Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh, Advisor to Governor, K.K Sharma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu and Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib besides other senior officers.
The inaugural ceremony was marked with traditional Puja and a colourful cultural bonanza comprising dances presented by the artists from all over the country. Artists of Regional Outreach Bureau of India mesmerized the public with cultural dances of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Jharkhand etc. Folk dances of Jammu region like Kud, Geetru and a Bhaderwahi dance was also presented by the local artists.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), August, 2018 - The J&K administration curtailed Shri Amarnath Yatra 2019 two weeks ahead of its scheduled following reports of security forces that terrorists could target it and disrupt peace in Jammu & Kashmir. The government had earlier suspended the pilgrimage till August 4 due to bad weather but pilgrims and tourists have now been asked to curtail their stay in the Kashmir valley too. The order has triggered panic and fueled fear among the population a major announcement was in the offing. On 6th August 2019, the Govt. of India scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, with an order saying "it shall come into force at once". The abrogation followed the Centre introducing the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill in Parliament. And since then there has been no tourism in Kashmir, whether pilgrimage or leisure. However Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra has been going on smoothly.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 01, 2019 - The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath in the Kashmir Himalayas commenced today, from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal routes, with the first day of Shri Amarnath Yatra, 8403 pilgrims paid obeisance at the Holy Cave Shrine. Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, paid obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum and participated in the Pratham Pooja ceremony. Governor reviewed the arrangements made for the pilgrims at the Shri Amarnath Yatra Shrine Camp and conveyed the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board’s thanks to the State Government, Army, Central Armed Police Forces, State Police and all the other concerned agencies for their support and cooperation. He stressed the need for effective supervision and round the clock monitoring by the Camp Directors and all the functionaries involved in the management of the Yatra for ensuring smooth conduct of the pilgrimage.
Srinagar, (Jammu & Kashmir), May 29, 2019 - To facilitate pilgrims of Shri Amarnath Yatra, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) launched the Online Registration facility on pilot basis at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar, Kashmir (J&K). This is a pilot project for Online Registration of intending pilgrims, launched on the directions of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board at its 36th Board Meeting held on 7th March 2019. For Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019 commencing from 1st July 2019 and the facility of Online Registration will be available to 500 pilgrims per day from both routes i.e. 250 from Pahalgam route and 250 from the Baltal route.
Jammu, (Jammu & Kashmir), April 27, 2019 - On-line Helicopter Booking for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2019 will commence on 1st May at 10:00 A.M. Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has made arrangements with M/s Global Vectra Helicorps Ltd. and M/s Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd. on the Neelgrath (Baltal)-Panjtarni-Neelgrath (Baltal) Sector and M/s UTair India Pvt. Ltd. on the Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam Sector. Giving further details, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, informed that on-line booking facility shall be available to the intending Yatris from 1st May, 2019 on the website of the aforesaid Companies.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), March 07, 2019 - Governor Jammu & Kashmir & Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Satya Pal Malik, presided over the 36th Board Meeting held today at Raj Bhavan, Jammu. Regarding the duration and date of commencement of Yatra 2019, based on the approach set out by the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Committee, which had been set up to advise the Board regarding the duration and schedule of future Yatras, the Board, keeping in view the foremost concern of the safety and security of the pilgrims, decided that a 46 day Yatra would commence on 1st July, 2019, an auspicious day of Masik Shivratri as per Hindu Calendar and conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on 15th August, 2019.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), August 26, 2018 - The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji for the year 2018 concluded today, on Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of religious hymns in the spiritual ambience of South Kashmir Himalayas. Additional Chief Executive Officer of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board along with Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, visited the Holy Cave Shrine early this morning and prayed. Additional CEO stated that 2,85,006 lakh Yatris had paid obeisance at the Holy Cave Shrine in Shri Amarnath 2018, which had srated on 28th June along both the Baltal and the Pahalgam routes.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), August 12, 2018 - The Holy Mace - Chhari Mubarak of Swami Amarnathji led by its sole custodian and head of True Trust, Mahant Deependra Giri was taken to Goddess 'Sharika-Bhawani' temple for Poojan. The Sharika Bhawani is the presiding deity of the Srinagar city who manifested herself in a figure of 'Shila' (holy rock) at Hari Parvat. Accompanied by Sadhus and devotees the pujan was performed and prayers offered for everlasting peace for Jammu & Kashmir. Chhari-Sthapana will be performed tomorrow at Shri Amareshwar Temple Akhara Building, Budshah Chowk Srinagar and would be kept in Shri Amareshwar Temple for 'Darshan' till it leaves for the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 09, 2018 - On the 12th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 9,606 pilgrims paid obeisance at Holy Cave and till date, 1,04,018 pilgrims have performed Darshan at the Holy Cave Shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. During the initial eleven days since the start of the Shri Amarnath Yatra, the movement of pilgrims from Jammu to Kashmir Valley was suspended on three occasions due to rains and slippery track conditions on both the Yatra routes and landslides and shooting stones between Railpathri and Brarimarg which resulted in accumulation of a large number of pilgrims/ Yatris at Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps. The movement of Yatris was aso stopped from Jammu to the Base Camp of Baltal and Nunwan because of security concerns.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), June 28, 2018 - On the first day of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2018, 1007 pilgrims paid obeisance at the Holy Cave by the evening.
The commencement of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra was considerably delayed due to continuous rain since last night and commenced only in afternoon, from both the Baltal and the Pahalgam routes, only 1316 Yatris were able to leave on the Baltal route and 60 on the Pahalgam route, for the Holy Cave Shrine.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), April 12, 2018 - CEO informed that the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for online booking of heli tickets have been formulated within the parameters of Air Traffic Services Regulations. The advance online booking for helicopter tickets will commence on 27th April 2018, from 10:00 AM onwards, through the websites of the respective heli-operator.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), January 09, 2018 - The SASB discussed the important issue regarding the commencement and duration of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2018. Keeping in view the SASB’s foremost concern to safeguard the safety and security of the pilgrims, SASB decided that 60 days long Yatra would commence on 28th June 2018, on the auspicious day of Jyestha Purnima, as per Hindu Calendar and as per continuing tradition, conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on 26th August, 2018. Board noted the steps taken by CEO for the registration of pilgrims through 437 designated branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank and YES Bank, located in 32 States and UTs, and directed him to take all required steps to commence Advance Registration of pilgrims w.e.f. from 1st March 2018..