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Amarnath Temple: Hindu shrine in Kashmir
Amarnath Temple is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft), about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, reached through Pahalgam town. The shrine represents an important part of Hinduism, and is considered to be one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains. The cave itself is covered with snow most of the year, except for a short period of time in summer when it is open to pilgrims. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus and other devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave across challenging mountainous terrain.

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India's Covid-19 vaccination hits new record, Amarnath Yatra cancelled and more: Covid-19 roundup


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Amarnath Yatra cancelled due to Covid-19

The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), headed by Jammu & Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha, on Monday decided to keep the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine “symbolic” in view of the Covid..
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Jammu and Kashmir govt cancels Amarnath Yatra for second consecutive year due to COVID

The 56-day Amarnath Yatra was due to start simultaneously on both routes from June 28 and culminate on Raksha Bandhan, August 22.
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Amarnath registration deferred temporarily


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COVID-19: Registration for Amarnath yatra temporarily suspended

The Amarnath Yatra board said that they are monitoring the situation closely and will reopen once the situation improves.
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J-K: Security forces kill seven terrorists including AGH chief Imtiyaz Shah in twin encounters

Ansar-ul-gazwatul-hind's chief Imtiyaz Shah's encounter is a big feat as he was tasked to target the annual Amarnath Yatra in Tral area this year.
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Six lakh pilgrims expected to participate in upcoming Amarnath Yatra: Chief Secretary

Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday enjoined upon officers to undertake preparations for an expected footfall of six lakh pilgrims during the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.
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56-day-long Amarnath Yatra to begin from June 28: Shrine Board


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Annual Amarnath yatra to start on June 28, registration from April 1

The annual Amarnath yatra will commence on June 28, and registrations for the same will open on April 1, officials said on Saturday. The decision was taken at the 40th board meeting of the Shri..
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J&K directs preparations for 6 lakh Amarnath yatris this year

Arrangements related to scientific disposal of solid and liquid waste by Sonmarg and Pahalgam Development Authorities and the SASB were also discussed
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J&K: On Shravan Purnima, Mahant Deependra Giri reaches Amarnath shrine to offer prayers

Only a few saints were allowed to move into the holy cave with the holy mace due to COVID-19.
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No Amarnath Yatra this year amid coronavirus crisis


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Amarnath Yatra cancelled this year as COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir rise

Jammu and Kashmir has reported 14,650 cases with a death toll of 254. There are 6,122 active cases while 8,274 patients have recovered.
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Video: Rajnath Sigh visits Amarnath Temple in Jammu and Kashmir

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Amarnath temple in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
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Rajnath Singh offers prayers at Amarnath cave shrine

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the holy cave of Amarnath and offered prayers. Singh spent about an hour at the temple complex there. On Friday, defence minister Rajnath Singh..
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Inputs suggest terrorists planning to target Amarnath Yatra: Army officer

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have inputs about terrorists planning to carry out an attack on Amarnath Yatra but asserted that "systems and resources" were in place to ensure that the annual..
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Amid terror threats, Rajnath Singh to visit Amarnath Temple today

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Saturday visit the Amarnath temple in Jammu and Kashmir.
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J&K HC asks SASB, govt to take decision on Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir high court (HC) on Wednesday directed the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) and the Union Territory administration to take a decision on the annual Amarnath Yatra taking into..
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SC junks PIL seeking Amarnath Yatra ban

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL seeking a ban on this year’s Amarnath Yatra on the ground of Covid-19 and said granting or denying permission to a religious congregation was..
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SC refuses to entertain plea seeking restrictions on Amarnath Yatra amid Covid-19

The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea which sought directions for restriction on this year's Shri Amarnath Yatra due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Lt Gov GC Murmu performs 'Pratham Aarti' in Amarnath cave, event telecast live


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Chhari Mubarak rituals held ahead of Amarnath Yatra


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Amarnath Yatra to be restricted, only 500 pilgrims will be allowed daily


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Decision on Amarnath Yatra after Covid situation review: Board


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Amarnath Yatra to begin on June 23


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J&K chief secretary chairs high-level meet to review tourism promotional campaign

Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam reviewed promotional campaigns for wooing tourists, days after the state administration withdrew its August 2 security advisory for holiday-makers..
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J&K governor directs for lifting of security advisory to tourists

Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday directed lifting of an over two-month-old advisory, which asked tourists to leave the Valley. The state administration on August 2 had issued a..
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Kashmir like a concentration camp, claims Congress leader in Lok Sabha

"Prime Minister had announced from Red Fort that we will take Kashmiris forward not with bullets but by embracing them. But today, the situation in Kashmir is similar to that of a concentration camp...
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Indian Air Force's C-17 planes move pilgrims out of Kashmir

Forces helping govt facilitate return of Amarnath yatris to their home states
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After Amarnath, Machail Mata yatra gets suspended


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Heightened security, Amarnath advisory spark talk of trifurcation of J&K


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Amarnath yatris, tourists told to move out of J&K immediately

The Army and the police stressed that terrorists were trying to disrupt Yatra.
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Kashmir on edge as admin calls off Amarnath yatra due to terror threat

The Amarnath yatra was called off almost two weeks ahead of schedule with security forces uncovering what they said was an imminent attack threat leading to the J&K administration asking tourists and..
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Government advisory on Amarnath Yatra has created chaos, never seen such panic, says Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that the state government's advisory to Amarnath pilgrims and other tourists to curtail their visit "immediately" in..
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J&K govt asks tourists, Amarnath Yatris to 'return as soon as possible': Top developments and reactions

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris and tourists to immediately make necessary arrangements to cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake..
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Amarnath yatra suspended till August 4

The Amarnath yatra will remain suspended till August 4 as the IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in J&K over the next few days, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Wednesday. The heavy rainfall may..
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Amarnath yatra stalled for inclement weather

The weather authorities have forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers over the state during the next 24 hours with possibility of snowfall in high altitude areas including Amarnath cave shrine
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Fresh batch of nearly 4,000 pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath


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Amarnath pilgrims set to shatter 2015 record

An impressive 3.01 lakh devotees have paid obeisance to the naturally-formed ice-shivalingam so far this year (between July 1 and July 24), against 2.4 lakh visitors in the corresponding period of 2018..
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Amarnath yatra crosses 3 lakh in 24 days, highest since 2015

Over 3 lakh pilgrims completed the ongoing Amarnath yatra during the last 24 days breaking the record of last four years.
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Four Amarnath pilgrims die; toll in this year's yatra reaches 30

Nearly 2.96 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance to the naturally formed ice-lingam in the cave shrine in the 24 days of the pilgrimage.
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Kashmiris hail Amarnath yatra as example of communal harmony, say 'we wait for it'


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Amarnath suspended from Jammu due to separatist-sponsored strike in Kashmir

Pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath was suspended for Saturday as a precautionary measure in view of a separatists-sponsored strike in the Kashmir valley on Martyrs' Day, officials said.
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Over 1 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 8 days

This year's 45-day long Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave shrine started on July 1 and will end on August 15, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.
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Traffic curbs on Amarnath route eased

Acceding to demands of tour operators, the J&K government has eased restrictions on movement of vehicles other than those carrying pilgrims along the Amarnath yatra route from five-and-a-half hours to..
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Over 15,000 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine

More than 15,000 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Monday, an official said.
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