Monday, May 10, 2021
Home Indian History & Culture Here's how to plan for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2015

Here’s how to plan for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2015


By Newsgram Staff Writer

Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2015, a spiritual journey, this year will commence from 2nd July and conclude on 9th August.

The Yatra is exclusive in its own way as it offers a glimpse of the immortal Lord Shiva in the form of an ice lingam. It is situated in the southern part of Kashmir and is opened every year in summers. The shrine is managed by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB).

This board is not only responsible for proper arrangements of the Yatra but also provides better opportunities to its pilgrims.

If you are planning your pilgrimage this summer, here a few do’s and don’ts that will make your journey a pleasant one.


  • Achieve a high level of Physical Fitness. For improving the oxygen efficiency of your body, you should start doing deep breathing exercises and Yoga, particularly Pranayam. You should also start walking for 4-5kms.
  • You must carry (i) adequate woolen clothing; (ii) a small umbrella (iii) windcheater; (iv) raincoat; (v) waterproof trekking shoes; (vi) torch; (vii) walking stick; (viii) cap; (ix) gloves; (x) jacket; (xi) woolen socks; (xii) trousers. These items are essential as the climate is highly unpredictable and can change from sunny to snowy.
  • Wearing comfortable clothes should be priority. For ladies Sarees should be avoided. Ladies who are more than 6 week pregnant are not allowed to undertake the pilgrimage.
  • Children below 13 year in age and elderly persons above the age of 75 years are not permitted to undertake the pilgrimage.
  • Carry a water bottle, dry fruits, roasted grams/channa, toffees/gur (jiggery), chocolates, etc for use during the journey.
  • Carrying cold cream/Vaseline/sunscreen to protect your hands /face against sunburn is advisable.
  • You should not trek alone. Always travel in a group.
  • Keep a note containing the name/addresses/mobile telephone number of a member of your group with whom you are travelling in your pocket. You must also carry your Yatra Permit and any other identity card.
  • You must seek immediate assistance of the Police and also have an announcement made on the Public Address System at the Yatra Camp in case of emergency.
  • All organic wastes must be put in the dustbin which is green coloured.
  • Lavatories/ urinals, installed in the camps and other places enroute the Holy Cave, should be used.


  • Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.
  • Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Cave. Only wear trekking shoes with laces.
  • Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous.
  • Use of plastics is strictly banned in the State and is punishable under law. Do not pollute the surroundings.




Most Popular

Cleopatra: Last Queen Of The Nile

By- Khushi Bisht Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator is one of history's most influential and prominent female rulers, having reigned as Egypt's last queen in the...

History Of Mother’s Day

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY Mother's Day has been observed for hundreds of years now. The origins of Mother's Day can be traced back to ancient Greek...

Breathing Exercises To Strengthen Your Respiratory System

While Covid-19 cases continue to surge, we need to be even more vigilant, while staying at home and keeping ourselves healthy and fit. While...

A Makeover Guide For All Mothers Out There

For generations, mothers have been a force of nature doing the heavy lifting when it comes to raising children right; keeping them safe, and...

Covid-19 May Cause Long-Lasting Harm To Heart: Doctors

A large number of recovered patients from Covid-19 have encountered heart problems and even patients with existing heart problems have felt its effects. The...

Make Your Mom Feel Extra Special With These Gifts

Thinking about what to get your mum for Mother's Day? Check out our compilation of ideas which makes for the perfect gift for mums...

Research Reveals Why Some Patients May Test Positive For Covid-19 After Recovery

Some virus RNA can be reverse transcribed and inserted into the human genome, finds a new study, which may explain why some people who...

Life In The Clock Tower Valley: Spelling Life In Kashmir Valley

Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have...

Recent Comments