Sunday, July 3, 2011

Amarnath Yatra Resumes

Amarnath yatra on Monday resumed from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes after remaining suspended for your day due to landslides and inclement weather, officials said.

“Both Baltal and Pahalgam routes had been re-opened for the pilgrims after improvement in weather problems and clearance on the track,” an official on the yatra control room said.

A massive landslide had blocked the track among Railpathri and Baltal on the shorter 13-km route, preferred by large number of pilgrims compared towards traditional 46-km Pahalgam route.

So far, 91,504 pilgrims have visited the 3,880 metre high cave shrine to pay obeisance towards naturally formed ice lingam, considered being the edifice of lord Shiva.

The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has decided not to enable any unregistered pilgrims from today due to unprecedented rush.

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