Amarnath Yatra has been canceled because of Covid-19 concerns. But, all traditional rituals will be performed. Arrangements have been made for the virtual live darshan.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday (June 28) offered prayers at the Amarnath cave shrine.
LG Sinha, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, was accompanied by senior officers from the Army, Civil administration, Police, and Shrine Board.
"Offered prayers and paid obeisance at the Holy Cave of Shri Amarnathji Shrine today. May the divine blessings of Lord Shiva bring good health and happiness in everyone's life in the UT and bless us with the strength to overcome this ongoing health crisis," Sinha tweeted on Monday (June 28).
In the wake of the Covid-19, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has canceled this year's Amarnath Yatra, but all the traditional religious rituals will be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine as per past practice, said the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board.
The Shrine Board has arranged a virtual and televised mechanism for live Darshan of Aarti from the holy cave.
This year's 56-day yatra was scheduled to begin simultaneously on both routes from June 28 and culminate on Raksha Bandhan, August 22.