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Shri Amarnath Yatra crosses 2 lakh

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 16, 2017 - Today, on the 18th day of the Yatra 7,214 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave and, cumulatively, since the beginning of the pilgrimage, 2,02,705 Yatris had the darshan at the Holy Cave.

17 pilgrims to Shri Amarnath killed, 28 injured as bus plunges into 200 feet deep gorge

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 16, 2017 - In a tragic incident, 17 pilgrims of Shri Amarnath Yatra were killed and 28 others sustained injuries, 17 of them critically, when a bus of Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC)plunged into 200 feet deep gorge in Ramban district this afternoon after developing mechanical snag. Incidentally SRTC vehicle developed snag within 2 days of mechanical clearance. All the injured were, later, shifted to Jammu and Srinagar in vehicles and choppers to provide timely and specialized treatment to the injured.

Shri Amarnath Yatra pilgrims under Terror attack

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 11, 2017 - On 10th July evening Terrorists struck Shri Amarnath Yatra killing seven pilgrims mostly form Gujarat and injured 32 others, while they were travelling in a bus through Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The bus bearing the registration number GJ09Z 9976 came under attack at around 8.20 pm near Khanabal, Anantnag, J&K while on its way to Jammu. J&K Police said that the bus was not a part of the Shri Amarnath Yatra convoy which is being provided elaborate security. Jammu & Kashmir Police and top Government sources said that no Yatra vehicle is allowed on the highway after 7 pm as the security cover is withdrawn after that. The bus was not supposed to travel after dark because of heavy security restrictions around the annual Shri Amarnath Yatra, say officials, but it was apparently delayed because of flat tyre.

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017 crosses one lakh mark

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), June 29, 2017 - The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas commenced today amid tight security, from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal routes. The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board official said the pilgrims after reaching the base camps, were allowed to proceed towards the cave shrine to have glimpse of the Holy Shiv Lingam. He said 6,097 pilgrims had paid obeisance at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath on the 1st day of the Yatra.

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017 Commences from Pahalgam & Baltal

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), June 29, 2017 - The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas commenced today amid tight security, from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal routes. The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board official said the pilgrims after reaching the base camps, were allowed to proceed towards the cave shrine to have glimpse of the Holy Shiv Lingam. He said 6,097 pilgrims had paid obeisance at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath on the 1st day of the Yatra.

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017 Commences from Jammu

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), June 28, 2017 - The Annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji in south Kashmir Himalayas is al set to commence on 29th June 2017 from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal route. In the mean while Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today flagged off first batch of Yatris for their pilgrimage to the Holy shrine of Shri Amarnathji from Jammu Base Camp, Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar. The first batch of Yatris included 2280 persons including 1811 males, 422 females, and 47 Sadhus left for twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal. The pilgrims hailing from all parts of the country started their Yatra in the early hours of the day amidst the chants of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and ‘Bam Bam Bhole’.

Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2017 Online Helicopter Booking from 25th April, 2017

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 23, 2017 - Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) informed that advance online booking of helicopter tickets for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017 shall commence at 10 am on 25th April, 2017. Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has finalized arrangements with UTAir India Pvt. Ltd. and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. for the Neelgrath-Panjtarni-Neelgrath sector and with Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd. for the Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam sector for providing helicopter services for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017 commencing on 29th June, 2017.

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017 Helicopter Fare reduced from Baltal & Pahalgam

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 03, 2017 - Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board finalized the Helicopter Services for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017, which is scheduled to commence on 29th June, 2017. Briefing Governor Jammu & Kashmir who is the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, the Chief Executive Officers stated that following a transparent bidding process, Board succeeded in securing significant reduction in the fares for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017, as compared to the previous years. For the forthcoming Yatra 2017, the one way passenger fare (inclusive of taxes) for Neelgrath-Panjtarni sector has been fixed at Rs. 1,715/- per head and for Pahalgam-Panjtarni sector the fare would be Rs.2,950/- per person.

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017 to start on 29th June 2017 & Registration from 1st March 2017

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), January 16, 2017 - imageThe Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), in its 32nd Meeting of the Shrine Board today announced the duration and date of commencement of the Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017. Keeping the the safety and security of the pilgrims as the foremost concern, SASB decided that a 40 day Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017 would commence on 29th June 2017, an auspicious day of Skandshasthi as per Hindu Calendar.

Mata Vaishno Devi Helicopter Fare for Katra-Sanjichhat reduced

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), March 31, 2017 - imageShri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) announced that the Helicopter fare for Katra-Sanjichhat, from April 1, 2017 onwards, would be Rs. 1077/- (inclusive of taxes) as against previous fare of Rs.1170/- per passenger (inclusive of taxes). Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) SMVDSB stated that after pursuing an entirely transparent bidding process the one-way passenger fare for Helicopter travel between Katra and Sanjichhat will be Rs. 1077/- (inclusive of taxes) as against the previous fare of Rs. 1170/- per passenger (inclusive of taxes).

Live Shri Shiv Khori Arti

Reasi (Jammu & Kashmir), January 10, 2017 - For the benefit of the viewers, Shri Shiv Khori Darshan and Daily Arti is being made available live on Television.

TV Viewers can have Live Darshan of Shiv Khori Cave Shrine, the second largest pilgrimage destination after revered Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devji, on MH1 Shraddha TV Channel by ending January 2017.

This was stated by Savita Jhingan, Head of Operations, MH1 TV Network Limited during a meeting with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Reasi Ravinder Kumar, who is alos the Vice Chairman of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board.

Special Tourist Packages for Jammu in J&K soon

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), October 19, 2016 - Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Ms Priya Sethi today said that special packages for various tourist destinations will be introduced for showcasing the rich heritage of the region and attracting tourists from across the country which will be boon for local economy. Ms Priya Sethi impressed upon the officers to introduce special packages for elderly couples, youth, student groups, trekkers, women, adventure sports etc.

Helicopter Services to Shri Shiv Khori Shrine soon

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), October 12, 2016 - Pilgrims visiting the famous Shri Shiv Khori Shrine in Reasi district of Jammu in J&K are likely to get Helicopter Services very soon and a formal decision in this regard may be taken in the upcoming meeting of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board. The construction of helipad and allied infrastructure along with approach road is almost complete and helipad service is likely to start very soon, informed District Development Commissioner, Reasi, who is also the Vice Chairperson of Shiv Khori Shrine Board. A successful trial run for the Helicopter service, carrying some Bollywood stars and singers, who were here in connection with Navratra Festival, was conducted with all the safety measures in place.

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2016 concludes with over 3.2 lakh pilgrims paying obeisance

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.

Shri Amarnath Yatra from Pahalgam resumes after a week

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.

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 resumes amidst Tight Security

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.

Shri Amarnath Yatra Suspended for the Second Consecutive Day

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.

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 suspended

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 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist for wooing Kashmiri youths to militancy, in Kokernag area (enroute Pahalgam) of south Kashmir Anantnag district yesterday.

Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 Commences

Srinagar (Kashmir) 9 July 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. 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.

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.

 

 
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