Amarnath Yatra: All records broken so far, more than 74,000 devotees visited Baba Barfani in four days

The Amarnath Yatra broke last year’s record by crossing the 74,000 mark in the first four days. In the first four days of the annual Shri Amarnath Yatra, 74,696 pilgrims from different parts of the country visited the holy cave shrine of Lord Shiva. On Tuesday, 22,715 pilgrims paid homage to the naturally formed Shiv Linga in the holy Amarnath cave. The total number of pilgrims who visited the sacred mountain cave shrine located in deep Himalayas during the first four days after the commencement of the Yatra has reached 74,696.

Tight security arrangements and massive facilities have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the Yatra. Nearly one lakh security personnel from the police, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and other paramilitary forces have been deployed from the Jammu base camp to the Kashmir base camps. The 7th batch of over 5,000 pilgrims, which left from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas base camp in Jammu today, will begin their trek from both the camps tomorrow, joining thousands of others who have already reached Srinagar with today’s registration for the Amarnath cave shrine.

The 52-day Amarnath Yatra will end this year on August 19 on the auspicious occasion of Shravan Purnima, which also coincides with the festival of Raksha Bandhan. Last year, more than 4.5 lakh pilgrims visited the cave temple. Meanwhile, Army Chief General Upendra Dwivedi on Wednesday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the operational preparedness of the troops along the Line of Control. Officials gave this information. This is his first visit to the Jammu region after taking over as the 30th Army Chief on June 30.

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