- 1.73 lakh pilgrims visited Baba Bafarni in 13 days
- Amarnath Yatra commenced on July 15
Jammu. Amarnath Yatra was resumed on Sunday. According to officials, “The journey was stopped due to the security arrangements due to the separatist-backed strike in the valley, and on Sunday again a jatha of 7,993 pilgrims was left from Jammu for the Amarnath Yatra, out of which 5,270 pilgrims from Anantnag district 36 kilometers long Pahalgam route was chosen, 2,723 pilgrims selected the 12 km long Baltal route of Ganderbal district.
Today the 13th Jatha went off
In the wake of the third death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on 8th July, Amarnath Yatra was stopped as a precaution. Officials said, “After the ban, the largest jatha of 7,993 pilgrims left for the two base camps of Baltal and Pahalgam. The pilgrims were sent along with 310 vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in the morning security arrangements till date 1,73,978 The travelers have visited Shivling ”
The pilgrimage to the holy cave temple at the height of 3,880 meters in the Himalayas began on July 1 with both the routes of Baltal and Pahalgam. There is a multi-layered security arrangement for smooth and successful organizing of pilgrimage. The journey is about to end on August 15.
Last year, 2.85 lakh pilgrims worshiped in the holy cave temple, whereas in 2015 this figure was 3.52 lakh. 3.20 lakh in 2016 and 2.60 lakh pilgrims traveled in 2017.