Monday, July 16, 2012

Near five lakh perform darshan in twenty two days

Two additional pilgrims died on their thanks to holy cave taking the death toll in ongoing yatra to eighty six whereas eighteen,000 pilgrims performed darshan of Swami Amarnath cave shrine at an altitude of three,888 metres in South Kashmir district of Anantnag nowadays, officers said.

With this the overall range of pilgrims visiting the cave shrine since the annual yatra started on June twenty five has touched four, 98,301. until late last night four.80 lakh pilgrims have performed darshan in holy cave.

The officers said the frenzy of pilgrims is constant and thousands of yatris from completely different elements of country and abroad are daily reporting at Base Camps of Baltal and Nunwan –Pahalgam for his or her onwards sojourn to holy cave.

They said a recent batch of eight,014l yatris left the Nunwan Base Camp for holy cave via ancient Chandanwari track whereas five,610 pilgrims left from shortest Baltal track early this morning for darshan of Ice Lingam.

They said besides the yatris who had night haltage at completely different camps conjointly left for onwards journey this morning. The pilgrims who left via Chandanwari track when an evening halt at Sheshnag and Panchtarni can perform darshan tomorrow or the day when tomorrow whereas people who left via Baltal tack came back when paying obeisance within the cave shrine. Over 4.70 lakh pilgrims have came back to their home States, they added.

The two additional pilgrims died nowadays on thanks to cave shrine. they need been identified as Badri Prasad, twenty five resident of MP and Shimatha Navral of Bihar. They died at Rail Pathri and at Sangam prime respectively when cardiac arrest. With this the death toll in last twenty two days of yatra has gone to eighty six.

Meanwhile a recent batch of 2351pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu Yatri Niwas for holy cave early this morning in a very cavalcade of sixty nine vehicles below tight security arrangements. They embrace 1519 male, 473 female, sixty one youngsters and 298 Sadhus.

These pilgrims when an evening halt at Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps can leave for holy cave early tomorrow morning.

The thirty-nine day long yatra can culminate on Sawan Purnima falling on August a pair of with the taking of holy mace of Lord Shiva to Swami Amarnath Ji by the Mahant of Dashnami Akahra, Deepender Giri Ji Mahraj. The day conjointly coincides with Raksha Bandhan pageant.

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