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Amarnath Yatra 2023 registration begins today; Check complete details

The Yatra would begin simultaneously from both the Pahalgam track in the district of Anantnag and the Baltal track in the district of Ganderbal

Amarnath Yatra 2023 registration begins today

Amarnath Yatra 2023 registration begins today

Sonika Nitin Nimje New Delhi
On April 17, the Shri Amarnathji Yatra registration process in Jammu and Kashmir will begin. The Union Territory's government announced on Friday that the 62-day yatra would begin on July 1 and conclude on August 31, 2023. 

The Yatra would begin simultaneously from both the Pahalgam track in the district of Anantnag and the Baltal track in the district of Ganderbal. The registration process will begin offline as well as online. In the south Kashmir Himalayas, at a height of 3,880 meters, is the Amarnath temple.

On the official website, www.jksasb.nic.in, interested individuals can sign up for the Amarnath Yatra 2023. Amarnathji Yatra 2023 registration is open to anyone aged 13 to 70. Any pregnant woman who is at least six weeks along in her pregnancy cannot participate in the yatra.




Amarnath Yatra 2023: Registration process

    • Go to the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB)'s official website at www.jksasb.nic.in. 
      
    • Click "Register" under the Online Services tab. 
      
    • You will be taken to a new page.
      
    • After entering all of the required information, click "Submit."
      
    • Verify that the OTP was received 
      
    • The applicant's application will be processed, and an SMS will be sent to them 
      
    • Pay the application fees
 
    • Download the Yatra Permit.



Amarnath Yatra 2023: Payment details

The Amarnath Yatra's advance registration will cost 120 rupees through designated Bank branches. The cost per yatri for online registration will be 220. The enrollment charges for NRI explorers through PNB will be ₹1520 per yatri.

Throughout the country, designated bank branches of PNB, SBI, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, and Yes Bank can be used to pre-register for the yatra. The SASB mobile application, which can be downloaded from the Google Play store, is another option for online registration.



Amarnath Yatra 2023: Points to remember

    • Physical fitness is one way to prepare for the Yatra. At least a month before the Yatra, you should start a morning/evening walk of about 4-5 kilometres per day.
    • Start pranayam yoga and deep breathing exercises to increase your body's ability to use oxygen more effectively.
    • Hydrate to battle dehydration and headaches around 5 litres of liquid each day.
    • Eat a lot of carbohydrates to avoid low blood sugar and reduce fatigue.
    • If you begin to experience symptoms of altitude illness, you should immediately descend to a lower elevation.
    • Contact the closest medical facility, which is located every 2 km, as soon as you notice any symptoms of High Altitude Sickness or any other discomfort.
    • Avoid having alcohol, caffeinated drink, or smoking.
    • During the Yatra, keep your original photo ID and medical certificate with you.


Amarnath Yatra 2023: Overview

Devotion, religious tolerance, and brotherhood are signs of the Jammu and Kashmir Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath Gupha. An older "Linga" of Lord Shiva can be found inside the Amarnath Gupha. Darshan is offered here to pilgrims who travel from all over India. Hindus accept that this was the home of Lord Shiva, found 168 km from the district headquarters in the Anantnag area. 

Gupha is in the Ladar Valley, which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and glaciers for the majority of the year and is 141 kilometres at an altitude of 12,756 feet above sea level from Srinagar, the capital. 

A 43-km hill trek begins from Chandiwadi and Noonan base camps in Pahalgam. To complete the trek, some choose to travel in palanquins or on horses. The shortest route, 16 kilometres from Bal Tal, is more difficult. Preceding 1990, the journey was extremely restrictive and accessible to just sadhus and holy people to visit. The pilgrimage was held for 20 days in 1995. Its duration was extended to two months from 2004 to 2009. Between July and August, the pilgrimage now lasts between 40 and 45 days.



Amarnath Yatra 2023: Official's statements 

"PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah place a high priority on hassle-free pilgrimage." All visitors, including service providers, will have access to world-class healthcare and other essential amenities from the administration. Telecom services will be made functional preceding the initiation of the Journey. LG Sinha stated, "All the stakeholder departments are working together to ensure facilities for lodging, power, water, security, and other arrangements for the smooth operation of the Yatra."

The Lt Governor also guided the officials to guarantee elevated degrees of tidiness and to take fundamental interventions for sanitation and waste management. SASB will also empower live telecasts of the morning and evening Aarti (Prayers) for devotees across the globe. Shri Amarnathji Yatra's Application has been made accessible on the Google Play store to get continuous information about the Yatra, and climate and for profiting from several services online," the government said in a statement.

The members and officials of the SASB reviewed a variety of aspects of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2023 during the 44th meeting, which was presided over by the Lt Governor. These aspects included registration, the provision of helicopter services, service providers, camps, langars, and insurance coverage for Yatris. According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, drones and mine-resistant vehicles will be used to provide complete security for the Amarnath yatra.

"Like last year, the Amarnath yatra will be protected to the last detail. Both mine-resistant vehicles and drones will be used. I am certain that the number of terrorists in this area will decrease before Yatra. The number of local terrorists has decreased to 28 at this time. "It will further reduce this," stated Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) for the Kashmir Zone.

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First Published: Apr 17 2023 | 12:29 PM IST

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