With the arrival of the 'Charri Mubarak', the holy mace of Lord Shiva, at the Himalayan shrine on Shrawan Purnima on Thursday, the yatra which was cut short by 16 days came to an end, officials said.
As airfares on Srinagar route soar, the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Saturday advised airlines to keep a check on airfares as Amarnath pilgrims and tourists prepared to leave the Kashmir Valley after the Jammu and Kashmir administration asked them to curtail their stay due to security threats.
Situated at a height of 3,888 metres above the sea-level in the Himalayan ranges in Kashmir, Amarnath cave houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises mythical powers of Lord Shiva according to the devotees. Amarnath Yatra started on July 1 and will conclude on August 15.
It has been intermittently raining along the nearly 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway since yesterday. Moderate rain also lashed the twin tracks of Baltal and Pahalgam, which are used by the pilgrims to reach the cave shrine from the two base camps.
Situated at a height of 3,888 metres above the sea-level in the Himalayan ranges in Kashmir, Amarnath cave houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises mythical powers of Lord Shiva according to the devotees.
Amarnath Yatra 2019: Over 3 lakh pilgrims completed the ongoing Amarnath yatra during the last 24 days breaking the record of last four years.
Amarnath Yatra: More pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra in the past 22 days than they did during the entire 60-day stretch of the Yatra last year, officials said.
More than 1.80 lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra over the last two weeks, officials said as another batch of around 5,000 yatris left for the Himalayan shrine on Monday.
Amarnath Yatra: 1,44,058 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1 as another batch of 5,395 Yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Friday.
Amarnath Yatra: Since the Yatra started this year on July 1, over 1.2 lakh pilgrims had Darshan inside the holy Cave shrine situated 3,888 metres above the sea-level in Kashmir Himalayas. Another batch of 5,273 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Amarnath Yatra: An Amarnath bound pilgrim was injured on Tuesday by a shooting stone in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district. The incident took place when a shooting stone on hit a taxi in Digdol stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, police said.
Amarnath Yatra: Over one lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra during the last eight days as another batch of 5,964 yatris on Tuesday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley, officials said.
Amarnath Yatra: Over 95,000 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in the last seven days, officials said. However, no fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed to move from Jammu on Monday due to the law and order situation.
The governor said the pilgrims, with whom he interacted, were happy and satisfied about the arrangements for the annual yatra which began on July 1.
20 Amarnath Yatris were injured in Anantnag road accident. 18 people sustained minor injuries while two reported at the hospital with serious injuries.
Close to 6,000 pilgrims on Tuesday left Jammu for the Amarnath caves amid tight security after over 8,000 devotees offered puja in the cave shrine on the first day of the annual pilgrimage.