Prime News, National (New Delhi), June 22:- Owing to the current Covid situation in the country, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday decided to cancel the annual Amarnath pilgrimage. The shine board said that all the traditional religious rituals will be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine as per past practice. The decision was announced by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha after discussions with the shrine board.
However, the devotees may note that the “aarti” will be facilitated online for the devotees.
To recall, the Amarnath Yatra was scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal on June 28 and culminate on August 22. The Amarnath pilgrimage is a 56-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Lord Shiva, located in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).