26 Apr 2024

When will Amarnath Yatra 2024 begin? How to Register? How Many Devotees Have Registered So Far?

Srinagar: This year in 2024, Amarnath Yatra will start from 29th June and conclude on 19th August. Registration for Amarnath Yatra has started from April 15 through both online and offline options. Nearly one and a half lakh Shiva devotees have registered themselves online. The offline registration process is going on in 540 bank branches across India.

Of all Hindu deities, Lord Shiva is highly revered and popular amongst the devotees. To pay obeisance to Holy Ice Lingam, the devotees undertake the arduous annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine located in Kashmir Himalayas in the months of June-August. The Holy Shrine is managed by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB).

Devotees wishing to go for Amarnath Yatra 2024 can register for the Yatra by paying online registration fee of Rs 150 per person through bank branches available on the website of Amarnath Yatra.

How to register online for Amarnath Yatra 2024

Visit the official website of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board,

Go to the menu and click on ‘Online Service’.

Now click on Yatra Permit Registration.

Check the complete details on Agree and click on Register.

At this place the passenger has to fill all the detailed information about himself and submit.

OTP will come on the registered mobile number.

After filling it, deposit the application fee by transferring it online.

Now the registration process is complete.

Download the travel permit now.

The annual yatra takes place via two routes – the traditional 48 km long Nunwan-Pahalgam route in Anantnag district and the shorter and narrower 14 km Baltal route in Ganderbal district. The Yatra is organized in joint collaboration with the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board.

Where is Amarnath

Amarnath temple is considered one of the most sacred temples of Hindus and has many legends associated with it. This temple houses 51 Shaktipeeths (places where body parts of Goddess Sati had fallen). It is also described as the place where Lord Shiva told the secret of life and eternity to Goddess Parvati. Most of this temple remains surrounded by snow throughout the year. The temple is opened for a very short period during the summer season.

The track is quite arduous 

Devotees have to travel about 35 to 48 km to reach this 40 meter high cave-like temple, in this cave Shivalinga is formed by the falling water drops. The cave of Amarnath temple is situated at an altitude of 12,756 feet. This pilgrimage is a difficult track due to its location and environment.

Devotees wishing to visit the temple must be in good health to cover the altitude and distance. Over the past few years, the Amarnath Yatra has seen a large number of devotees visit the shrine, making it a prime target for militants.

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