Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
This year’s annual Amarnath Yatra to the Himalayan cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir will be of 15 days. This was stated by the officials of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the affairs of the Yatra to the cave shrine situated at 3,880 metres above the sea level in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
This year’s Yatra will begin on July 21 and end on August 3. The ‘Pratham Puja‘ for the Yatra was held here on Friday. The duration of the Yatra has been cut short this time because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Except for the Sadhus, only pilgrims below 55 years of age will be allowed. All those undertakings the Yatra must possess COVID negative certificates. The pilgrims will be cross-checked for the virus before they are allowed to undertake the Yatra on entry into J&K.