These are important rules …
The process of registration for the pilgrimage to Amarnath, a major pilgrimage center for Hindus, is starting today i.e. Thursday, 1st April. These registrations will be through banks. According to the information received from the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, the devotees wishing to go on Amarnath Yatra will be able to get their registration done in 316 branches of Punjab National Bank PNB, 90 branches of Jammu Kashmir Bank and 40 branches of Yash Bank.
The shrine is located 135 km north-east of Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir state and at an altitude of 13,600 feet above sea level. The length (depth inward) of this cave is 19 meters and the width is 16 meters. While the cave is 11 meters high. Amarnath cave is one of the major shrines of Lord Shiva. Amarnath is called the pilgrimage center of pilgrimage, as it is believed that here Lord Shiva told Mother Parvati the secret of immortality.
This time, in this 56-day pilgrimage, pilgrims will go through the Baltal route to the Amarnath cave and see Baba Barfani. This cave temple is located at an altitude of 3880 meters. The yatra will start from June 28 to August 22. All Kovid-19 protocols will remain in force during the visit and standard operating procedures issued by the government will be strictly followed during this time.
Devotees will have to get this certificate made
In order to prevent the health fraud in Amarnath Yatra, devotees willing to go on the yatra will be accepted in the banks only certificates issued by the state government and Union Territory recognized medical and medical institutions. The authorities have implemented all the standard protocols issued by the Government of India in view of Kovid-19 for travel.
Only certificates issued after this day will be taken
According to the information, the complete procedure for registering for the Amarnath Yatra, the details of the application form and the state-wise list of bank accounts with full addresses have been uploaded on the board’s website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com. Devotees are also required to bring health certificates issued by doctors / medical institutions (authorized by the respective administrations of the State Government and Union Territories). For Yatra-2021, only those health certificates issued after 15 March 2021 will be valid. These will be accepted only at registered bank branches.
It has been told that all the information about the steps to be followed for registration has been put on the website of the board. It also includes information on accessing the camps, fees for registration, fees for ponies, palanquins and porters.
They will not be registered …
As per Kovid-19 norms for the yatra, passengers under the age of 13 and above 75 years of age will not be registered for the Amarnath Yatra. Similarly, 6 weeks pregnant woman will also not be registered.
They do not require pre-registration …
It is also stated that those who have a permit which is valid for a given date and route, will be allowed to proceed from the base camps to cross the entrance. So as to ensure that the security protocol is followed by devotees.
Chief Executive Officer of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Nitishwar Kumar said that those who want to travel by helicopter do not need any prior registration as their ticket will be enough. They should also use a mandatory health certificate issued by an authorized doctor in the prescribed format before going on the Amarnath pilgrimage.