Amarnath Yatra expected to resume from Baltal route on Monday

 The Amarnath yatra, which has been suspended from the Baltal route following the cloudburst, is expected to resume from tomorrow.

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Five Amarnath yatris, 1 CRPF jawan die; toll rises to 13

 Five Amarnath yatris and a CRPF jawan died of natural causes, taking the death toll during the ongoing yatra to 13 even as the footfall of devotees at the 3,880-metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on Wednesday crossed the two-lakh mark.

Vaishno Devi shrine breaks new record, 40 lakh pilgrims visit in six months

The pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine has set a new milestone with a record number of 40 lakh pilgrims visiting the cave shrine in six months this year.

UP to take Muslims, Hindus together for pilgrimage
UP to take Muslims, Hindus together for pilgrimage

The Uttar Pradesh government has chalked out a first-of-its-kind plan to take a group of Hindus and Muslims on a joint pilgrimage.

Vaishnodevi pilgrim dies of heart attack in Katra

A 58-year-old man on a pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi died of a heart attack in Katra belt of Reasi district here, police said today.

40 pilgrims leave for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula

The first batch of 40 pilgrims for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the alternative Nathula Pass route from Sikkim was on Thursday flagged off by Sikkim Governor Shriniwas D Patil and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.

Amarnath Yatra to begin from 2nd July

Amarnath Yatra, journey to the Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, starts from 2nd July and work is going on to make the expedition easier for the pilgrims.

Kailash Yatra made easier with the new route

The new route to Kailash Manasarovar, Lord Shiva's home has made it easier for people to take the holy pilgrimage, especially older citizens, in a car. The journey that takes 22 days can now be completed in one week.

1.50 lakh registered devotees so far for Amarnath yatra

As many as 1.50 lakh devotees have registered so far for the annual 59-day pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, scheduled to begin next month.

No embargo on Amarnath Yata: Jitendra Singh

 Accusing the separatists of politicising the matter, the Centre on Thursday said there was no scientific evidence to suggest curtailing of the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir and maintained that there was no embargo on the annual pilgrimage.

Shrine Board issues guidelines for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

A series of guidelines have been issued to pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra this year, including asking women not to wear sarees while trekking, by the shrine board which organises the two-month long pilgrimage.

Kailash Mansarovar yatra to begin June 8

The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will commence June 8, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday while announcing that elderly pilgrims and those with mobility issues will now be able to visit Mount Kailash for the first time via a motorable route passing through China.

Kailash Mansarovar yatra through new route to begin June 8
Kailash Mansarovar yatra through new route to begin June 8

 The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will commence June 8, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday while announcing that elderly pilgrims and those with mobility issues will now be able to visit Mount Kailash for the first time via a motorable route passing through China.

Pilgrims of Char Dham will get better facilities: Rawat

Pilgrims visiting Char Dham in Uttarakhand from this year will get better amenities, including lodging facilities and medical aid, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

Govt to use 'Spiritual Tourism' to attract visitors

Blending spiritualism with tourism, the government is preparing a new programme to attract tourists, taking a leaf out of Italy and Saudi Arabia which are flocked by huge number of pilgrims every year.

Iraq security fears as record pilgrimage nears climax

Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims thronged the Iraqi city of Karbala Friday for one of the world`s largest religious gatherings, in defiance of the threat posed by the Islamic State, a Sunni group.

Sri Lanka elephant kills two near Buddhism`s holiest tree

A wild elephant stormed into a crowded pilgrimage town in Sri Lanka on Wednesday and trampled two men to death near Buddhism`s most sacred tree, a resident and police said.

Kedarnath pilgrims to get weather updates on phone

Drawing lessons from 2013 calamity at Kedarnath which caught thousands of pilgrims offguard, the state government has completed the digital mapping of Rudraprayag district which will help pilgrims heading for the Himalayan shrine to get weather updates on their mobile phone.

Chardham yatra remains suspended for fourth consecutive day

With the wet weather continuing and roads to Himalayan shrines blocked by debris from landslips at several points, the chardham yatra remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day today.