Devotees from around the country are on the Amarnath yatra that began on June 30 and will continue till August 11. Presently, due to incessant rain, Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended. Devotees have been stopped from going ahead on their Amarnath journey from Panchtarni to the cave for the Lord Amarnath darshan. As per reports, due to the extreme rain, the levels of the stream rose as well, following which the yatra was suspended.
Amarnath Yatra To Resume Only After Rain Stops, Weather Improves
The devotees who were on their way to the cave for darshan were rushed back to the Panchtarni camp after the rain started. Officials informed that there were no untoward incidents reported or loss of lives. Further, the yatra will only resume after the weather in the hills improve significantly. Not only Kashmir, but at present many states like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan are receiving heavy rain and the IMD has also issued alerts according to the situation. Further, states in NorthEast India as well will receive heavy rain this week.
The Mega Yatra Preps
Amarnath Yatra was a mega event this year and the government ensured that utmost security and arrangements were made for devotees. The yatra is being undertaken this year after a three-year halt. First, due to the abrogation of Article 370, and the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 & 2021. This year, the government made mega arrangements and tried to provide all major facilities for devotees who were undertaking the holy cave Yatra. Innovative facilities and security arrangements were done for the Amarnath Yatras. Apart from the rain, and a few untoward incidents, the Yatra went on peacefully. The Yatra will be concluding a few weeks from now.
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