- Amarnath Yatra is partially stopped after cloudburst will resume from today
- Shrine Board official said helicopters will be available from both Baltal and Noonwan side.
- 16 people have died in the tragedy caused by the cloudburst
Amarnath Yatra: Under Amarnath Yatra, there was a tragic incident with cloudburst last Friday. Thereafter, the partially halted Amarnath Yatra will be resumed from Nunwan’s base camp in Pahalgam on July 11 today. Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board official said helicopters will be available from both Baltal and Noonwan side. Without fear of the sudden floods in Baltal, devotees arrive at the Amarnath Yatra base camp in Jammu with full enthusiasm and devotion to having Baba Barfanis darshan. At least 16 people have died in the floods in Baltal after a cloudburst near Amarnath Cave.
The devotees expressed grief over Friday’s tragedy and said they were not scared as they had full confidence in Lord Shiva. This 43-day annual pilgrimage began on June 30 through two routes. There is a traditional route of 48 km from Nunwan in Pahalgam in Anantnag in southern Kashmir. The second is the Baltal route 14 km shorter in the Ganderbal district of central Kashmir. So far, more than one lakh of devotees has worshiped in the cave temple. The Yatra is scheduled to end on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Devotees arrive and shout slogans about “Bum Bam Bhole”, “Har Har Mahadev”
Anantjeet, who came from Tripura with his wife and two children to see Baba Barfani, said: “We reached Jammu last Saturday. We are not afraid. We have brought the name Lord Shiva here. If we lose our lives here, we will “We want to be here. Do not be afraid. We have come to see Bholenath, and no one can stop us from doing so.” A group of 60 enthusiastic devotees from Rajkot in Gujarat reached the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here with slogans of “Bum Bam Bhole”, “Har Har Mahadev” and Bholenath ki Jai. Surinder Singh, who came from Kanpur, said: “There is no fear in our minds. Be it a cloudburst or a flash flood, we will go to Amarnath with Bholenath’s blessings. We are happy to have the darshan-made Shivling of the snow, who we have been in the last two years for the Covid-19 pandemic. ” Could not go to temple because of -19. “
Devotees who reach Jammu from different parts of the country
More and more devotees from different parts of the country have reached Jammu to visit the cave temple. Apart from the base camp in Jammu, a huge crowd was seen at the registration desk, token center and logic center. Officials said the floods triggered by heavy rains have not changed the mood of religious fervor and devotion in Jammu either. An official said: “Hundreds of devotees come with great enthusiasm. There has been no decline in the number of devotees.”