Amarnath Yatra 2020 To Begin From June 23 | Registration And Significance
Amarnath attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year, who visit the site during Shravani Mela in July and August. There is great news for those who are visiting Amarnath this year!
Amarnath Yatra is beginning from June 23 and concluding on August 3 2020. The yatra will be concluded on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan i.e. August 3, 2020.
Amarnath Yatra 2020: Registration Date
The Registration will begin from 1st April, 2020
Amarnath Yatra 2020: Yatra Days:
42 (4 days prior due to safety issues)
To be a part of this journey, the individuals will need to register and get through the medical examination.
Amarnath Yatra 2020: How to Register?
- You will need to register for the first batch of Amarnath that will be on the go on June 23. To be the part of this, the devotees need to get themselves registered.
- Basis of Registration will be “ First Come, First Served”
- One travel permit will be valid for one person
*Individuals below 13 and above 75 and the 6 weeks pregnant women cannot register themselves for Amarnath Yatra.
5 Thinks to Consider while Traveling to AmarnathYatra 2020
- Devotees need to show their medical certificate. Make sure to have one.
- Seek medical advice before travelling
- Physical fitness priority due to the extreme cold weather of Amarnath
- Prefer trekking shoes over slippers
- Avoid taking any shortcuts
Significance of Amarnath
Having found its existence amid the beautiful Himalayas, Amarnath is the most holy shrine. It is believed that at this place Lord Shiva preached about immortality to Goddess Parvati. The main attraction of this holy site is the natural Shivling made of ice in the cave, which is famously known by the name Baba Barfani.
The shape of Shivling is constantly changing like the size of the moon. Complete shape can be witnessed on Shravan Purnima whereas it gradually gets smarter by Amavasya.
Every year thousands of devotees visit to worship lord Shiva in its Shivling form.
Story of Famous Pigeons at Amarnath
The story of Pigeons is famous in mythology. Devotees often witness a pair of pigeon moving around the holy shrine even on this day. This sight came as surprise because it is nearly impossible for the birds to survive in this bitter cold weather.
According to mythology, when Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva about his secret of immortality and Lord Shiva decided to tell the secret by narrating Amarnath Katha in detail. He wanted an abandoned or a deserted place to narrate the story and found Amarnath cave perfect place since he wanted none to lend ear to this secret.
In hurry he left his Nandi Bull, released the moon, released garland of snake, left behind the 5 elements of Panjtarni and his son Lord Ganesha.
He assured that the place is completely deserted by creating Samadhi and Kalagni. When he was reciting the secret of immortality, a pair of pigeon overheard the story and thus became immortal.
Witness the grandeur of Mahadeva, Lord Shiva by traveling safely to the Holy shrine of Amarnath and get your wishes fulfilled seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva.