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Amarnath Yatra 2017 All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage to pay homage to lord Shiva

Terrorists on Monday attacked a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims in which seven people including 5 women were killed while 15 others were injured. Amarnath Yatra, which is considered to be one of the holy and oldest pilgrimages of India, has already commenced on 29th June, 2017. The one month long pilgrimage will culminate on Raksha Bandhan on 7th of August 2017. Previously the registration for the annual Amarnath yatra through both Baltal and Chandanwari routes had started this year on March 1. Every year Shri Amarnath Yatra used to be organised in the month of Shravan and commences from Pahalgam & Baltal on specified dates. Amarnathjiyatra.com is always the first website to announce the commencement of this sacred journey and pilgrims are further advised to go through the website to know all the detailed information about the yatra. Persons under the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years and women who are more than six weeks pregnant were not allowed to register themselves for the same. Here we bring you some glimpses of sacred Amarnath Yatra 2017:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 July 2017, 11:10:29 PM
Amarnath Yatra 2017: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage to pay homage to lord Shiva

Amarnath Yatra 2017: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage to pay homage to lord Shiva

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Terrorists on Monday attacked a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims in which seven people including 5 women were killed while 15 others were injured.

Amarnath Yatra, which is considered to be one of the holy and oldest pilgrimages of India, has already commenced on 29th June, 2017.

The one month long pilgrimage will culminate on  Raksha Bandhan on 7th of August 2017.

Previously the registration for the annual Amarnath yatra through both Baltal and Chandanwari routes had started this year on March 1.

Every year Shri Amarnath Yatra used to be organised in the month of Shravan and commences from Pahalgam & Baltal on specified dates.

Amarnathjiyatra.com is always the first website to announce the commencement of this sacred journey and pilgrims are further advised to go through the website to know all the detailed information about the yatra.

Persons under the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years and women who are more than six weeks pregnant were not allowed to register themselves for the same.

Here we bring you some glimpses of sacred Amarnath Yatra 2017:

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

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Shiva is considered to be a living God. The most Sacred and  ancient books of India, the Rig Veda narrates His presence in the hymns. Vedic myths, rituals and even astronomy testifies to His existence from the dawn of time.

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

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This is the Cave which was chosen by Bhole Shankar  for narrating the secrets of immortality and creation of Universe  to Maa Parvati ji.

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

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The Yajurveda describes Shiva as ascetic warrior Whose robe is of Deer Skin  and He carries Trishul.

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

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The journey starts from Pahalgam, and cover the distance to Shri Amarnathji and back in four or five days. Pahalgam is 96 km from Srinagar.

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

Amarnath Yatra under attack: All you need to know about sacred pilgrimage of Hindus to pay homage to lord Shiva

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In recent times the Baltal route via Sonamarg has also become very popular because of its short distance track to the Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji.