Registration For Amarnath Yatra


An official takes photograph of a Hindu holy man for the registration... News PhotoAdult,Annual Event,Cave,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Jammu Region,Jammu and Kashmir,Men,Photograph,Pilgrimage,Religion,Shrine,SpiritualityPhotographer Collection: Hindustan Times 2013 Hindustan TimesJAMMU, INDIA - JULY 2: An official takes photograph of a Hindu holy man for the registration for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine on July 2, 2013 in Jammu, India. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. A small batch of 1,785 devotees today left Jammu base camp for the Amarnath cave shrine. The sixth batch, including 1,395 male, 326 women and 14 children, apart from 50 sadhus, was on its way to twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal in Kashmir Valley. Over 50,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir till last evening. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)