A cloudburst occurred near the Amarnath cave Wednesday afternoon. No loss of life or injuries have been reported so far.
On the occasion of Ashaad Purnima, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu, performed “Pratham Aarti” of the ice stalagmite at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir on Sunday morning.
Amarnath Yatra: A batch of 4,722 pilgrims left Jammu on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra as 50,483 devotees completed 'darshan' at the cave shrine till Thursday. While 2,147 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy for the Baltal base camp, 2,575 proceeded to Pahalgam, police said.
A total of 2,234 pilgrims, including 17 children, reached the base camps of Nunwan-Pahalgam and Baltal on Sunday as part of the first batch of this year's yatra.
As per the orders by NGT, there should be no ringing of bells in the cave temple. Moreover, devotees cannot chant mantras or ‘jaykaras’ in the Amarnath cave.