Amarnath Yatra cancelled due to COVID, online aarti to be facilitated for devotees

The annual Amarnath pilgrimage will not take place this year due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, “aarti” will be facilitated online for the devotees.

The decision was announced by Liueutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha after discussions with the shrine board.

The 56-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Lord Shiva, located in the upper reaches of Himalayas, was scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal on June 28 and culminate on August 22.

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