The Amarnath Shrine Board has issued an advisory for pilgrims intending to embark on Amarnath Yatra.
As per the advisory, children below 13 years of age and elderly persons above the age of 75 years will not be permitted to undertake the annual Amarnath Yatra which is expected to begin from June 29 to August 7.
The advisory, also asked women pilgrims not to wear saree during pilgrimage and instead dress in ‘salwar kameez’, pant-shirt or track-suit.
Amarnath Shrine Board issues Yatra advisory
The Board advised everyone, who intends to undertake the arduous journey in Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir, to carry sufficient woollen clothing as the temperature may sometimes abruptly fall below five degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the registration of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra commenced from Wednesday for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes.
The Registration shall be done through 433 designated branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank and YES Bank located in various States of the country.
Yatris who intend to travel by helicopter do not require advance registration.
Persons under the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years and women who are more than six weeks pregnant shall not be registered for this year’s Yatra.
The step by step procedure for registration has been put on Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board’s website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com.
This year’s Yatra shall commence, simultaneously on both the routes, from 29th June and culminate on Raksha Bandhan, the 7th August.