Jammu: The annual Bhudda Amarnath yatra
in Jammu and Kashmir`s border district of Poonch will begin
from August one.
"The annual Bhudda Amarnath yatra will start in Poonch
district of Jammu and Kashmir from August one," National
Vice Coordinator, Bajrang Dal, Rajesh Panday told reporters
here on Wednesday.
The first prayers will be held in the Himalayan shrine
of Lord Shiva in Mandi belt of Poonch district on August one,
he said, adding that the first batch for the yatra will leave
from Bagwati Nagar basecamp in Jammu from August 2.
The yatra would be for a period of 10 days and will
commence from Jammu, Panday said.
Over 2 lakh pilgrims are expected to visit the border
shrine, he said.
He also appreciated the efforts of the Jammu and
Kashmir government for including the shrine in pilgrim tourism
and constructing a yatri bhawan in the shrine complex for
trouble-free stay of pilgrims.