In the year 2020, the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir will start from July 21 and will last for 15 days till August 3. This was stated by the officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), which handles travel matters at the cave temple located at 8,880 m above sea level in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The trip had taken place earlier despite fears of terrorist attacks. But this time his path has been changed. The public reason for shortening this trip is being made by Corona. Is it because of the strained relations between China-Pakistan and India?
The ‘first puja’ for the yatra was held on Friday. The 2020 trip has been cut due to the coronavirus epidemic. Which was first scheduled to begin on June 23. Pilgrims under the age of 55 will be allowed. Everyone traveling must have a Cowid Negative Certificate.
Amarnath Yatra to commence on 23rd June and conclude on 3rd August. Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor & Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Girish Chandra Murmu, presided over the 37th Board Meeting held in Jammu today. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/UTCBobPlVY
— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2020
“Passengers will be cross-checked for the virus before being allowed to start their journey in Jammu and Kashmir,” an SASB official said. All pilgrims except monks have to register online for the journey. It has also been decided that ‘Aarti’ will be broadcast live in the morning and evening at the cave temple during the 15 days.
Helicopters will be used to reach the cave from Baltal base camp in Gallarbal district for Yatra 2020 due to the availability of local laborers and difficulty in maintaining the track from the base camp to the cave temple, officials said.
Yatra 2020 will pass through Baltal Marg, North Kashmir only. “No passengers will be allowed on the Pahalgam route this year,” officials said. The Yatra 2020 will conclude on Shravan Purnima on August 3, the day of the Rakshabandhan festival.