Amarnath Yatra 2022: Over 7,000 pilgrims leave for holy cave temple from Jammu base camp

Image source: PTI. Pilgrims raise religious slogans to register themselves for the Amarnath Yatra 2022, in Jammu on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

Highlight

  • Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday after a two-day suspension following flash floods near the cave temple
  • Another batch of 7,107 pilgrims left from Jammu base camp towards the Valley
  • 43 day Amarnath Yatra 2022 started on 30th June and will end on 11th August

Amarnath Yatra News UpdatesThe Amarnath Yatra, which resumed on Monday (July 11) after a two-day suspension following flash floods near the cave temple, continued on Tuesday as another batch of 7,107 pilgrims left the Jammu base camp towards the Valley. .

At least 16 people were killed and 37 injured in flash floods near the cave temple on Friday (July 8), while 15,000 were rescued.

The Andhra Pradesh government has denied reports of 40 pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh being missing, saying only two pilgrims from that state are still missing while all others are safe.

Officials said the yatra was resumed on Monday from the Pahalgam base camp, while it was not resumed from the Baltal base camp as the 14-km-long North Kashmir trek has been damaged at three places.

“Helicopter services for passengers continued from both the base camps to the cave temple,” officials said.

Journey back on track

Another batch of 7,107 pilgrims left for the Valley in two security convoys from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu on Tuesday.

“Of these, 5,158 are going to Pahalgam while 1949 are going to Baltal,” the officials said.

So far more than 120,000 pilgrims have visited the holy cave shrine.

The 43-day Amarnath Yatra 2022 began on June 30 and will end on August 11 on Shravan Purnima along with Raksha Bandhan festival.

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