Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, one of the holy annual Pilgrimages that is performed in order to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva, also called Bhole Nath.The Darshan of Shri Amarnath ji is in the form of an naturally formed Ice Lingam. Devotees from all over the world pay Obeisance at the Holy cave during the month of Shravan.In 2011, a record number of 6,34,000 Total that had the darshan of Holy Ice Lingam and this year, the figure is expected to rose and expected to reach new heights
Yatris who are going to perform Amarnath Yatra 2012 for the first time will find some interesting facts and Travel Information about the Yatra
Amarnath Yatra 2012 Dates
Amarnath Yatra 2012 dates have been announced by the Shrine Board and the controversial fact is that in 2012, the yatra is curtailed by a few days and this year the Yatra will last for only 37 days.The reason that is cited by Shrine Board for minimizing the yatra duration is given in the Detailed Report by Sub-Committee formed to decide to decide on Schedule of Yatra.
Here are important Dates for Shri Amarnath Ji yatra 2012
Amarnath Yatra 2012 will Commence on : 25th June, 2012
Amarnath Yatra 2012 will conclude on : 2nd August, 2012
Registration for Amarnath Yatra 2012
The Only way to perform the Amarnath yatra is to get registered for the Yatra.Usually the Registration for Shri Amarnath ji Yatra begin on a specific date.Only those yatris who get themselves registered (Online or Offline) can proceed for the yatra.On successful registration, the yatris are issued a Yatra Permit Card, that is mandatory and must have document to perform Amaranth Yatra 2012.It is worth mentioning here that registered yatris will get a free Accidental Insurance Cover by the Shrine Board
Amarnath Yatra 2012 Registration Dates:
In 2012, the registration for Shri Amarnath ji Yatra will start from 7th May, 2012.The registration will be done on First Come - First Serve Basis.Both the Online and Offline Registration will start on 7th May, 2012.
Modes of Amarnath Yatra 2012 Registration:
There are two modes for Amarnath Yatra 2012 Registration i.e Online as well as Offline.
Online Mode: In Online Mode the Registration is done for the Amarnath Yatra 2012 will be done online at (www.yatra.jkbank.net).On successful registration, the yatris will be issued a Yatra permit card that is to be produced at the time of proceeding for yatra
Offline Mode: The Offline mode is the traditional way to get registered for the yatris and the process is done manually at the counters designated for Registration of Yatris for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2012.Here is the List of Designated Counters that are assigned to carry out the Registration Process
Registration Form for Amarnath Yatra 2012
Those devotees who wish to get themselves registered by Offline Registration, will have to fill a registration form and deposit it at the designated counters for carrying out the registration process.You can download the Registration form at the Link given below
Medical Certificate is compulsory !!
Only those yatris who are medically fit can perform the yatra in 2012.This decision have been taken owing to the growing number of deaths during the Yatra.Only in 2011, 107 precious lives were lost during the yatra.There are clear cut instructions from Shrine Board that in order to perform the Yatra, yatris must have to produce the Medical Certificate from the Registered Medical Practitioner..Yatris can download the Medical Certificate from the Link given below