Amarnath Yatra 2022: Heavy rain in Amarnath on Tuesday has once again increased the troubles of the devotees. Heavy rains caused floods around the Amarnath Cave. Due to rain in the mountains around the cave, the water bodies and nearby springs were flooded at around 3 pm today. An immediate alert was issued. So far, over 4,000 pilgrims have been safely evacuated from the area. The situation is under control. Passengers from the cave area were shifted to safer places in Panchtarni.
Earlier on July 8, there was a cloudburst near the cave of Amarnath, in which 15 people died and more than 40 people went missing. A cloudburst was reported on July 8 at around 5:30 pm, destroying several tents built near the cave.
25th batch of pilgrims leaves from Jammu
At the same time, the 25th batch of over 3,800 pilgrims from the base camp in Jammu left for Pahalgam and Baltal base camps on Monday to visit the Amarnath cave located at an altitude of 3,880 meters in south Kashmir. A total of 3,862 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in a convoy of 125 vehicles on Monday amid tight security of the Central Reserve Police Force, officials said.
He said that first 1,835 pilgrims in 46 vehicles left Bhagwati Nagar camp for Baltal and after that 2,027 in 79 vehicles left for Pahalgam. Officials said that so far more than 2.25 lakh pilgrims have visited the snow Shivling built in the holy cave.
Yatra will end on August 11 on Rakshabandhan
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 135,585 pilgrims have left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp. The yatra will end on August 11 on Raksha Bandhan. So far 36 people have died due to various reasons during the journey. Apart from these, there was a cloudburst near the cave temple on July 8, in which 15 pilgrims lost their lives.
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