Amarnath is one of the holiest Shiva shrines in India. Devotees cannot go here whenever they want because due to the unkind weather conditions in the Himalayas, it is possible to visit the place only a few days a year. Devotees are eagerly awaiting those dates. Officials have announced the dates and registration dates for the Amarnath Yatra this year (2021).
The Amarnath Yatra will start on June 28 and end on August 22, officials said. The issue was discussed by the officials at the 40th Board Meeting of Shri Amarnath Shrine (LASB) chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan, Jammu and Kashmir. Yatra registration process will start from April 1 through 446 branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, and Yes Bank in 37 states and Union Territories.
The trip was only allowed to saints last year due to the coronavirus. The expedition ended in the middle of the previous year due to the threat of terrorists. Shortly thereafter, the Government of India repealed Article 370 of the Constitution. In 2019, more than 3.42 lakh pilgrims visited it. Here Lord Shiva himself with snow shone in the shape of Shivalingam. The highest number of 3.52 lakh pilgrims visited Amarnath in 2015. Later, 3.20 lakh people visited Amarnath in 2016, 2.60 lakh in 2017, and 2.85 lakh in 2018, officials said. People under the age of 13 and over the age of 75 are not allowed to participate in this trip.