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Amarnath Yatra Suspended Due To Bad Weather

Amarnath Yatra suspended due to bad weather and problems on the highway. IMD predicts high rainfall in Western Himalayan and other states across northern India.

Heavy Rainfalls Recorded: Amarnath Yatra Suspended

Amarnath Yatra was suspended over bad weather for the third day in a row. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of bad weather and strong rains in the Western Himalayan Region, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. These states have been told to be on alert. The weekend brought excessive rains in these states along with landslides in the mountains, waterlogging and injuries due to rain-related incidents. 

The Amarnath Yatra in Jammu has been suspended for the third day due to damage in the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Ramban. The yatra had been suspended due to widespread rain and landslides that put the entire area at high risk. This has also left more than 6000 pilgrims stranded in Jammu. 

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Heavy Rainfall Across Indian States

Different states across India have been facing heavy rain and villages and cities are flooding because of it. In Madhya Pradesh, four people were trapped in the Narmada River for which a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team had to be called in for rescue work.

Heavy rains in Himachal led to a bridge in Madi collapsing, flash floods, and landslides.  

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Significance of Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra holds special significance for devotees as thousands of pilgrims walk to the temple which is located at an altitude of 3,888 m. The Amarnath cave is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. July- August is usually the time when pilgrims visit the shrine in the holy month of Shraavana. The trek to the shrine is difficult and not for all, so special precautions have to be taken. The incidents of natural calamities, accidents, and disasters are high here so the authorities always put safety first, and at any instance of rain, landslides, or any issue, the Yatra is paused. 

However, the devotion remains strong among the devotees, and year after year, the Amarnath Yatra attracts a lot of people. 

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.
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