• Aeriel view

    Amarnath yatra begins

    Two base camps – one at Baltal (in picture) and the other at Nunwan, Pahalgam – have been set up from where the pilgrims will ...

  • A Hindu holy man holds a shivlinga

    Amarnath yatra begins

    A Hindu holy man waiting to register for the annual pilgrimage lights incense sticks as he worships a ‘shivling’ representing Lord Shiva, the god of ...

  • Devotees line up

    Amarnath yatra begins

    More than half a million devotees make the annual pilgrimage to the shrine. It is accessible only for about five weeks in high summer. Pilgrims ...

  • Devotees sing religious songs

    Amarnath yatra begins

    Devotees sing religious songs while waiting to register their names for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine. (PTI Photo)

  • A Sadhu performs a somersault

    Amarnath yatra begins

    A Sadhu performs a somersault while others watch at an Amarnath Yatra camp in Jammu. (PTI Photo)

  • Vishnu Dass from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

    Amarnath yatra begins

    Vishnu Dass from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh gets ready to do daily chores at a local temple, as he and others await registration for the upcoming ...

  • A sadhu displays his registration card

    Amarnath yatra begins

    A sadhu displays his registration card for the Amarnath yatra, at the base camp in Jammu. (PTI Photo)

  • Sadhus eating a meal

    Amarnath yatra begins

    Sadhus eating a meal from a community kitchen at a Ram temple in Jammu before registering their names for the yatra.(Nitin Kanotra/ HT Photo)

  • Sadhvi applies red colour

    Amarnath yatra begins

    A total of 2,04,508 pilgrims had secured advance registration and 22,104 had purchased helicopter tickets from Baltal and Pahalgam to Panjtarni. (Nitin Kanotra/ HT Photo)

  • Pilgrims trek the route

    Amarnath yatra begins

    Pilgrims trek the route to the Amarnath cave shrine situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley at a height of ...

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