The Amarnath Yatra that begins within the month of Sawan yearly will likely be carried out in a staggered method as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Not greater than 500 pilgrims will likely be allowed to go to the shrine each day, officers stated on Wednesday. The Amarnath Yatra is more likely to begin on July 21.
Allowing pilgrims to go to Amarnath and Vaishno Devi, two of essentially the most sacred shrines for Hindus, was mentioned at a gathering attended by G Kishan Reddy and Jitendra Singh, senior ministers within the Narendra Modi cupboard. The assembly, through video convention, was additionally attended by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu, Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam and different senior officers.
A ultimate determination on the schedule of Amarnath Yatra will likely be taken later subsequent week, information company PTI quoted officers.
Around 9,000 individuals have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir to date and round 145 individuals have died.
The ice Shivalanga inside Amarnath cave
The administration within the Union Territory is already stretched as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say, signs for the virus and high-altitude illness are virtually identical and permitting a lot of pilgrims to Amarnath, at a top of 13,000 toes, will likely be an extra burden on the infrastructure.
In case of the Vaishno Devi shrine, devotees is not going to be allowed to go to the temple until July 31. Local individuals could also be allowed first after which relying on the coronavirus scenario, devotees from outdoors the state could also be allowed, officers stated.
The Kanwar Yatra has already been cancelled for this 12 months as a result of pandemic. Water from the Ganga at Haridwar will likely be collected in urns and despatched to the states by highway.
Devotees of Lord Shiva go to the Amarnath shrine, Vaishno Devi Temple and go on Kanwar Yatra within the auspicious month of Sawan or Shravan.