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Amarnath Yatra is canceled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Last year too, the Amarnath yatra was also canceled due to the pandemic situation.

Jammu: Amarnath yatra was canceled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Also last year, the yatra was canceled due to the coronavirus situation.

This year, online darshan will be available from June 28. “Chadi Mubarak” will be taken to the cave on August 22.

“The government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to cancel Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra; all traditional religious rituals are to be performed at the holy cave shrine in accordance with past practice,” Shri Shrine Board said. Amarnath Ji.

The Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board added that it will organize online darshan for devotees around the world.

A tug-of-war discussion took place with members of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Council, including Swami Avdheshanand, on the current Covid-19 situation before making the decision.

Lt. Gov. Manoj Sinha, who is also chairman of the board of directors of Shri Amarnath Shrine, then held detailed deliberations and ordered worshipers to attend the Aarti morning and evening in virtual mode.

He said it would help them pay for their obedience while avoiding travel and exposure.

“It is important to save lives. Thus, it is not advisable to organize and conduct this year’s pilgrimage in the wider public interest. The Board of Trustees of Shri Amarnathji Shrine is aware of and respects the feelings of millions of devotees, and to keep the feelings alive, the board will continue to broadcast Aarti live morning and evening from the holy cave shrine, ”he said. declared the lieutenant governor.

The lieutenant governor also stressed the need to follow the Covid protocol on important and pious days like Pratham Pooja, Samapan Pooja. He added that saints visiting the shrine cave to perform Aarti according to “Shastra” must follow appropriate behavior in Covid.

The CEO of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Nitishwar Kumar, said that the shrine council has made the necessary arrangements for the mass of Lord Shiva – ‘Chhari Mubarak’ to be taken to the sacred cave on August 22, when the yatra is due to be held. finish coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.

“The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Council assessed the Covid situation in Union territory and in the country. Our goal is to contain the pandemic and strengthen health infrastructure, ”he observed.

Nitishwar Kumar said that Aarti’s morning broadcast at 6 a.m. and Aarti’s evening at 5 p.m., each for 30 minutes, were to be broadcast live on the official website of the Shri Amarnath Ji board. Shrine and on the application specially dedicated to the faithful.

Previously, the Indian Army had declared that it was ready for the Amarnath Yatra and had taken all necessary measures for it, although the decision to hold the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine rests with the Civil Administration.

On April 22, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), which organizes the annual yatra, announced that it was “temporarily” suspending the registration of pilgrims for the pilgrimage.

The council had started registering pilgrims online from April 15 for the Baltal and Pahalgam routes, which lead to the cave shrine.

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