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Amarnath Yatra performed by 1,87,903 Pilgrims so far

“Another batch of over 1,500 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city on Thursday for the valley,” a senior police official told IANS.

  • According to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) officials, as many as 5,135 pilgrims had ‘Darshan’ inside the Cave Shrine on Wednesday since this year’s Yatra started on July 2
  • The 48-day Yatra will conclude on August 17 coinciding with Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan festivals
  • In comparison to last year, only 1,87,903 Yatris have performed the pilgrimage this year.

A batch of over 1,500 pilgrims left Jammu city for Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, taking number of yatris to 1,87,903 on Thursday.

“Another batch of over 1,500 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city on Thursday for the valley,” a senior police official told IANS.

Amarnath Yatra . Image Source: shriamarnathyatra.in
Amarnath Yatra . Image Source: shriamarnathyatra.in

“The yatris left in a convoy escorted by the security forces.”

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According to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) officials, as many as 5,135 pilgrims had ‘Darshan’ inside the Cave Shrine on Wednesday since this year’s Yatra started on July 2.

The ‘Charri Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s Mace) will now be taken to the Cave Shrine after its stopovers at Chandanwari, Pissu Top, Sheshnag and Panchtarni enroute to the Cave after the traditional Puja was held at Pahalgam on Wednesday.

Traditional Puja behore Charri Mubarak. Image Source: www.thehindu.com
Traditional Puja behore Charri Mubarak. Image Source: www.thehindu.com

The 48-day Yatra will conclude on August 17 coinciding with Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan festivals.

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This year, 12 pilgrims died due to natural causes while performing the Yatra.

In comparison to last year, only 1,87,903 Yatris have performed the pilgrimage this year.

Last year over 2,65,000 pilgrims had performed the Yatra during the same period. (IANS)

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