Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has decided that there will be no Amarnath Yatra in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, The Board has decided to continue live telecast/ virtual darshan of both morning & evening aarti to keep religious sentiments alive.
The Board said in a statement, “Based upon the circumstances, the Board decided with heavy heart that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra and expressed its regret to announce the cancellation of Yatra 2020.”
The statement further said, “The Board is aware of and respects the sentiments of millions of devotees and to keep the religious sentiments alive, it shall continue the live telecast/virtual darshan of the morning and evening Aarti. Further, the traditional rituals shall be carried out as per the past practice. Also, the Chhadi Mubarak shall be facilitated by the government,”
The decision was taken during the 39th meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board that was chaired by J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu.