Amarnath Yatra 2009 Beginning Date Changed

Amarnath Yatra 2009 to the world famous cave shrine housing the unique holy Ice Shiva Lingam was to begin on June 7, 2009. But the Yatra to the Amarnath Shrine has been postponed and the Yatra will now begin on June 15, 2009. The postponed of the Yatra by a week due to heavy snowfall on the mountainous track to the Amarnath Temple

The Amarnath Cave shrine is noted for the formation of the natural ice Linga – formed by the dropping of ice lets from the rooftop of the vast cave. The annual pilgrimage for two month attracts nearly 400,000 devotees from India and around the world.

Times of India Reports

The decision to postpone the pilgrimage date came as the track to the high altitude Amarnath shrine, which houses the ice stalagmite, an icon of Hindu lord Shiva, remains covered under a thick blanket of snow, said an official of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

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