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Amarnath Yatra2012 Date -About

This Year Amarnath Yatra will start from 15th June 2012 -5th July 2012 ( only for 37 Days).
First website to announce the date for Amarnathji yatra
For yatra Registration You need to apply in advance so that you could get Darshan ticket as earliest as possible.
You also need to carry Medical certificate for amarnathji Darshan by an authorised doctor.
" With many Amarnath-bound pilgrims losing their lives due to health problems, the board managing the yatra has decided that devotees will now onwards produce a medical certificate at the time of registration. The decision to this effect was taken a high-level meeting of the board chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra here last evening, an official spokesperson said. During the meeting, loss of life of pilgrims due to cardiac arrest was discussed. "The Board noted that a growingly large number of pilgrims have been losing their lives during the pilgrimage, particularly due to cardiac related ailments. As many as 45, 68 and 107 people had lost their lives in 2009, 2010 and 2011,2012  Yatras, respectively. "In this context, the Board observed that time had come to consider a more effective approach and decide that every person seeking registration to undertake the yatra must furnish a health certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP). "The Board noted that the enforcement of such a pre-condition had also been advised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)," the spokesperson said

his year, the yatra will be for 37 days beginning from June 15 and will conclude on August two coinciding with Raksha Bandhan as has been recommended by a sub-committee of board headed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The Board further directed that all possible efforts should be made, in coordination with all concerned agencies, to make a timely assessment to determine whether it would be feasible to consider advancing the Yatra by a few days, prior to June 15. "Consequent to detailed deliberations, the Board accepted the recommendations of the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar sub-Committee and directed the CEO of the Board to timely commence the registration of pilgrims and ensure the effective management of the Yatra which would commence on June 15 and conclude on Raksha Bandhan on August two," the spokesperson said.
Amarnath Yatra is one of the famous Jyotirlinga among all twelve jyotirlinga of Lord Shivas, who ever does Darshan of this Ice Lingam will go to Heaven.
the Importance of Amarnath yatra is mentioned in Ved and Purans. So Dont miss the opportunity to Visit Amarnath Cave . it is organised every year in the month of July and ends on Purnima on Raksha Bandhan evey year.
one interesting story about This Holy Cave is following
The valley of Kashmir was under water. It was all a big lake. Kashyap Rishi drained the water through a number of rivers and rivulets. In those days Bhrigu Rishi came that way on a visit to The Himalayas. He was t
he first to have Darshan of this Holy Cave. When people heard of the Lingam, Amarnath for them became Shiva's abode and a Centre of pilgrimage.

There is famous Rigvedic Verse that says "Ekam Sat " that is "There is one Being ,the sages call Him by many names." The God (Parmeshwar) has three deities who carry on the world .This is Known as Holy Trinity. Brahma- the creator, Vishnu - the perpetuator of life and Shiva (Mahesh ) -the purifier and perpetuator of good and destroyer of evil. Rig Veda refer Shiva as Rudra as in its following verse . "We Worship Tryambaka (Rudra) , Who spread Fragrance and Increases Nourishment , May He release me ,like the cucumber from its stem , From Mortal Life , But not From Immorality . "(Rig Veda Mandal VII Sukta 59 and Mantra 12)
The Yajurveda describes Shiva as ascetic warrior Whose robe is of Deer Skin and He carries Trishul .
According to the verse Satyam, Shivam ,Sundaram ,the life is described as having three facets Truth (Satyam), Good (Shivam) and the Beautiful (Sundaram).
Shiva is a living God. The most Sacred and ancient books of India, the Rig Veda narrates His presence in the hymns. Vedic myths, rituals and even astronomy testifies to His existence from the dawn of time .The Mohindaro and Harapa findings confirm Shiva worship in the ancient India. According to the older scriptures, He has three places of His residence. One is Kailash Parvat another is Lohit Giri under which Brahamputra flows and third is Muzwan Parvat .

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Amarnath Yatra Day To Day Itinerary

Amarnath Yatra is one of the well known Yatra devoted to the Lord Shiva or Mahadev located at the height of around four thousand meters on the Amar Nath Mountain in Jammu & Kashmir. The Yatra of Amarnath is popular pilgrimage site for Hindus from the old days which is reported to be around 5000 years old. About 400,000 faithful devotees make their Yatra to Amarnath every year during the festival of Shravan Mela in June to August.There are several mythological stories related to Amarnath Yatra. According to one of the mythological tales of Amarnath, it is here in the cave of Amarnath Lord Shiva revealed the secrets of immortality to his wife Parvati and therefore that place was named Amreshwar and has become the a sanctuary of Hindu community. Amarnath Yatra attracted the tourists mainly for the Darshan of ice Shiva Linga along with two other ice formations representing Shri Ganesh and Mata Parvati.

Multiple Routes of Amarnath Holy Cave Yatra
Though the holy pilgrimage to Baba Amarnath is one of the toughest Yatra of spiritual tourism of India, still the devotees of Amarnath flock to this holy cave every year in lakhs and lakhs. Broadly speaking there are generally three routes that take the tourists to this holy place of Amarnath out of which two are from roadways and one is by airways i.e by helicopter.

1. Jammu - Pahalgam - Amarnath Cave
Jammu to Pahalgam is about 315 Km that can be covered by the conveyance of Taxi and Buses. The Government of Jammu & Kashmir has provided the facility of running Taxi and Buses from Raghunath Bazaar early in the morning but the visitors can also come to Jammu by air and then move Pahalgam. So, the holy Yatra of Amarnath starts from the first route of Pahalgam located at a distance of 96 Kms from Srinagar situated on the banks of Lidder River surrounded by the natural beauty of valleys and mountains. The important destinations covered under this route are Chandanwari 16 Kms away from Pahalgam, Pissu Top, Sheshnag second day’s trek of 12 Kms from Chandanwari, Panchtarni, and finally the Holy Cave Shri Amarnath.

2. Jammu - Baltal - Amarnath
This is another route trek to reach to Amarnath from Jammu with a total distance of about 400 Kms. It is here on this trek route the visitors experience Jammu & Kashmir as a heaven or a paradise on earth while passing through the natural bounty of beautiful valleys, steeped mountains that make Amarnath Yatra memorable throughout the lifetime. The important destinations covered under this route are Udhampur - Kud - Patnitop - Ramban - Banihal – Kazi Gund - Anantnag - Srinagar - Sonamarg - Baltal. The width of the pebbled road is somewhat narrow in comparison to Pahalgam route.

3. Helicopter Route To Amarnath
The holy Yatra to Amarnath glamoured the tourists when they are moving by helicopter passing through the tremendous wilderness, mountain and rambling forest. We are one of the best service providers with exciting helicopter rides to Amarnath. We are the best in market for helicopter Amarnath Yatra. Our helicopter services start from Sonmarg Baltal to Amarnath and Panjtarni to Amarnath.

Major Tips For amarnath Yatra

A.Preliminary activities

1. Improve Your Physical Fitness

As Amarnath Yatra involves long distance of walking, so it is advisory to start preparatory morning / evening walk of about 4 - 5 Kms per day at least a month before the actual date of Yatra. This will make your Yatra smooth and trouble-free as your body already accustomed with long walking. Apart from walking, daily massage of body with mustard (sarson) oil or body oil and bathe in the lukewarm water helps your body to become flexible and you will not feel tired. This will also reduce the effect of sudden change in temperature & climate to a large extent.

2. Improve your Breathing Efficiency
As you walk through the trek, you may face the scarcity oxygen; that is why it is advisable to increase your body efficiency of oxygen through deep breathing exercise or through Yoga exercise like Prana Yam.

3. Useful Things to Take Along
You have to trek through high mountains like Pahalgam to Chandanwadi with an average walking distance of 4 hours; Chandanwadi to Sheshnag with a walking distance of 5 to 6 hours; Sheshnag to Panchtarni with a walking trek of 6 hours; and Panchtarni to Baba Amarnath Cave that finally takes 5 hours. While passing through these treks you may face number of problems like unpredictable climate that may change abruptly from sunny weather to rain and snow, the temperature may fall even up to (-5) degree C! So, prepare yourself by taking the essential belongings before departure.

i) Carry dry fruits, baked grams, biscuits, sugar, candies, chocolates, milk powder, assorted dry fruits, pickles, honey, lemons and tinned foods or any small food materials suiting your palates.
ii) Trekking Bag
iii) Water bottle, spoons, tumblers, saucers and plates
iv) Sweater and other woolen clothing
v) Wind shield
vi) Monkey cap (that covers head and ears)
vii) Muffler
viii) Gloves
ix) Raincoat
x) Warm clothing (preferably many layers)
xi) Torch light
xii) Stick
xiii) Trekking shoes
xiv) Waterproof Shoes
xv) Sleeping bag (The tents normally give these also)
xvi) Keep the weight of the bag as less as possible to make a more comfortable trek.
xvii) Keep cold cream or Vaseline with you to protect skin from cold winds

B.Precauyion During Amarnath Yatra

During Shri Amarnath Yatra, you must follow the instructions issued by the Yatra Administration. However, the following points are essential to remember.

i) Always keep a slip in your pocket with your Name, Address and the name of accompanying Yatri.
ii) You can hire registered ponywalla, porter, dandyman available for prefixed tariffs.
iii) If you hire ponies to carry your luggage and eatables always get in touch with them to avoid inconvenience.
iv) Have you heart the story of Hare and tortoise? So, move slowly and steadily, as this is an arduous pilgrimage and maintain discipline.
v) You must carry sufficient money for your accommodation at Pahalgam and to meet other requirements.
vi) All medical facilities are provided free of cost but it is advisable to use personal medical kit.
vii) Perform Yatra with a pious mind and keep enchanting “Om Namah Shivay” all the way.
viii) Keep your clothes and eatables in plastic bag to avoid the things being drenched during the rain while moving onward to Pahalgam.

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