- Another batch of 1,602 pilgrims leave for the holy Amarnath cave
- There has been a huge drop in the number of pilgrims in the last three days.
- Amarnath Yatra has to be stopped due to rain many times
Amarnath Yatra 2022: Amid tight security, another batch of 1,602 pilgrims left for the darshan of Baba Barfani at the holy Amarnath cave at an altitude of 3,880 meters in south Kashmir on Thursday morning. Amid tight security of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), another batch of pilgrims in 55 vehicles left from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here on Thursday morning, officials said. He said that 596 pilgrims going to Baltal base camp were the first to leave in 21 vehicles. This was followed by a second convoy of 34 vehicles carrying 1,006 pilgrims for the Pahalgam camp in Kashmir.
The number of pilgrims decreased due to bad weather
Officials said there has been a sharp drop in the number of pilgrims in the last three days due to inclement weather. Since the beginning of the Amarnath Yatra, the rains have been intermittent. After the initial natural calamity, this has happened many times due to rain, the Amarnath Yatra had to be stopped. In this episode, it was reported today that once again the Amarnath Yatra had to be stopped due to the incessant rains and landslides. The landslide occurred after heavy rain on the Yatra route. After this this step was taken. The Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes as a precautionary measure following incessant heavy rains. Landslides have occurred at two places in Banihal area of Ramban.
So far more than 2.33 lakh pilgrims have visited
Officials said that so far more than 2.33 lakh pilgrims have visited the snow-made Shivling in the holy cave. The 43-day annual pilgrimage to see Baba Barfani began on June 30 via the traditional 48-km-long Nunwan route in Pahalgam in south Kashmir and the 14-km-long Baltal route in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal. So far 36 people have died due to various reasons during the journey. Apart from these, 15 pilgrims lost their lives in flash floods near the cave temple on July 8. The Amarnath Yatra will end on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
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