Amarnath Yatra is a pilgrimage visit to Amarnath cave which is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar. It can be reached by taking a commute from Pahalgam town. Thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave.
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What is the belief behind Amarnath Yatra?
According to religious beliefs, in the 11th century AD Queen Suryamathi gifted banalingas, Trishul and other sacred emblems to this temple. Apart from this, there are many other references in our ancient texts about this temple. ‘Pratham Pujan’ marks the beginning of this annual pilgrimage yatra. Devotees have to travel on their foot while completing the yatra.
When will Amarnath Yatra start?
In 2020, Amarnath Yatra was scheduled from July 21 to August 3. The duration was reduced this time because of the ongoing pandemic. All the pilgrims (except sadhus) were required to register online.
How many days will it take for the Amarnath Yatra?
It usually takes 5 days trek for Amarnath Yatra for one side.