This time the Amarnath Yatra will last 56 days in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The darshan of Baba Barfani will begin from June 28 and the yatra will end on August 22 on the day of Raksha Bandhan. These decisions were taken in the meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board on Saturday under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
Last year, the trip had to be canceled in view of the worldwide corona virus outbreak. Earlier in 2019, the Amarnath Yatra had to be halted on 5 August due to the cancellation of Article 370 and 35-A effective in Jammu and Kashmir and the state being divided into two union territories.
The board has said that keeping in view the religious sentiments of the people, the live telecast / virtual darshan of morning and evening Aarti will continue. In addition, traditional rituals will continue to take place as in previous times.
It has been told by the Jammu and Kashmir administration that registration for the Amarnath Yatra will begin from April 1. Devotees can register through 446 identified branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank and Yes Bank across the country. During the meeting, the Shrine Board has decided to increase the honorarium for priests from Rs 1000 per day to Rs 1500 per day. This is for the next three years.