Thursday, July 12, 2012

22000 perform darshan in Amarnath

Braving quick winds, drizzling and slippery tracks, 22,521 pilgrims drawn from completely different elements of country performed darshan in holy cave of Lord Shiva in South Kashmir district of Anantnag these days.

This was stated by officers camping at Baltal and holy cave.

With this, the entire variety of pilgrims performing darshan at cave shrine in last eighteen days since the yatra started on June twenty five has touched four,21,437. Over 3.98 lakh pilgrims had performed darshan in holy cave situated at a height of three,888 meters until late last night.

The officers said four additional Amarnath pilgrims have died these days taking the death toll throughout the continuing pilgrimage to seventy one.

They said Nirmala Tripathi, wife of Vidyadhar of UP died at holy cave this morning thanks to cardiac arrest. Another yatri identified as Shovna wife of Srikant Mahadev Acharya of Raigarh Maharashtra died at Panjtarni these days thanks to heart attack.

Prem Dulari wife of Mukand Lal Yadav of UP died at Baltal thanks to heart attack, they said, adding one unidentified body of a Sadhu was found at Sheshnag these days and he was shifted to Pahalgam for identification.

The officers said the weather remained cloudy for entire day and it absolutely was drizzling for a few time throughout the day and later within the evening. The tracks remained slippery for the complete day. but the yatra proceeded smoothly, they added.

The officers said a contemporary batch of 4600 pilgrims left Nunwan –Pahalgam base camp for holy cave via ancient Chandanwari track early this morning whereas 9070 left from Baltal via shortest sixteen kilometre track.

The yatris who left via Baltal track once performing darshan in cave shrine started their come journey whereas those from Chandanwari track once an evening haltage at Sheshnag and Panchtarni can perform darshan at holy cave tomorrow or the day once tomorrow.

The yatris camping on varied camps enroute to holy cave conjointly started their onwards sojourn this morning the officers said adding over three.90 lakh pilgrims have came thus far.

Meanwhile, amid tight security, a contemporary batch of three,434 pilgrims these days left for the Amarnath cave shrine. The pilgrims comprising a pair of,251 men, 840 women, ninety one kids and 252 ‘Sadhus’ left during a cavalcade of 104 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for Amarnath.

With today’s batch, as several as sixty four,477 pilgrims have left Jammu for his or her onward journey to the cave shrine.

Meanwhile, all the 4.40 lakh registered pilgrims are coated underneath cluster Insurance by the Shrine Board with the New India Assurance Company. Besides 20,000 laborers and thirteen,000 horses conjointly get the danger cowl.

This was stated by Dr Daleep Pandita, Divisional Manager of the corporate. He said during this regard a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has already been signed by the corporate with SASB for Rs one lakh insurance cowl to four.40 lakh registered yatris.

The theme can cowl their death thanks to every kind of accidents, be it a snake bite, drowning, electrical shock, slip/ fall from hill or mountain or unhealthy climatic conditions besides in case of death in road accident in J&K throughout yatra , he added.

Dr Pandita said SASB has already paid premium quantity to the corporate for his or her varied insurance covers covering yatris, laborers, animals, sheds, equipments, vehicles etc. the danger cowl starts as soon as pilgrim enters the state at Lakhanpur and last until he exits from the State.

Besides the insurance cowl of Rs one lakh, the yatri can get charges of Rs a pair of,000 for carrying dead body and education grant of Rs 5000 per dependent kid of the insured deceased underneath the theme, he added.

1 comment:

  1. I wish good luck to all pilgrims for safe travel and once in a lifetime experience of Amarnath Yatra