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 remained suspended from Jammu for the third consecutive day on July 10 due to extensive damage caused to a section of the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Ramban, officials said.https://t.co/SEwbA1LNwb
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) July 10, 2023
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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Jammu & Kashmir | Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended as bad weather hits Nunwan Base Camp in Pahalgam.
Amarnath Yatra began on July 1 and will end on August 31, 2023. pic.twitter.com/0U6DyqeanV
— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2023
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.
VIDEO | Amarnath Yatra remains suspended for the third consecutive day due to inclement weather conditions. "Thanks to the military, we are safe and we don't have any problems," says a pilgrim at Mir Bazar Yatra Transit Camp in Anantnag, J&K. pic.twitter.com/R0J9N87SSQ
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) July 9, 2023
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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