Amarnath Yatra 2018 begins on 28 June. Amarnath Yatra begins on June 28 and ends on August 26 on Shravan Purnima (Rakshabandhan festival). Amarnath Yatra is one of the most auspicious yatras or pilgrimages in Hinduism. Amarnath Shivling is formed during the months of July and August in every year.
Usually, it is organized in Shravan maas in Hindu calendar. The dates may vary every year based on the weather conditions and on Shravan Purnima or Raksha Bandhan day in Shravan mahina.
Amarnath Yatra is known as the toughest pilgrimages to complete in Hinduism because of adverse weather conditions. To visit the temple of Baba Amarnath Dham, one has to trek the height of 14,500 feet. Visiting Baba Amarnath Dham is considered as the path to salvation or Moksha as per Hindu beliefs.
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According to the Press Release of Amarnathji Shrine Board….
The 40 day long annual ‘yatra’ to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 28, the shrine board said on 16 January 2018.
“To safeguard the safety and security of pilgrims, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has decided that the yatra will start on June 28 and conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on August 26,” an official spokesman said in Jammu.
The Board has directed its CEO to arrange a special puja at Chandanwari on Jyesth Purnima to invoke blessings of Lord Shiva for safety of pilgrims.
It said pilgrims will be allowed to register date-wise and route-wise for this year’s yatra considering the existing tracks and available infrastructure can handle 7,500 yatris, each day.
The CEO has taken steps for registration of pilgrims through 440 bank branches and has put out advertisements to advise those coming to the shrine to get their compulsory health certificates.
Advanced registration for the journey will start on March 1, the spokesman said, adding the CEO will take steps to ensure uninterrupted telecom connectivity in the yatra area.
The Board has asked all pilgrims to take precautions for the harsh climate and terrain on the route to the shrine.
It has reviewed the 2018 Yatra Action Plan, including arrangements for medical care, installation of railings and of garbage in a scientific manner.
Amarnath Yatra 2017 dates – Yatra begins on June 29 and ends on August 7.
Amarnath Yatra 2016 dates – Yatra started on July 2 and ended on August 18.
Amarnath Yatra 2015 dates – Yatra started on July 2 and ended on August 28 in 2015.
Amarnath Yatra 2014 dates – Yatra started on June 28 and ended on August 10 in 2014.
Amarnath Yatra 2013 dates – Yatra started on June 28 and ended on August 21 in 2013.
Amarnath Yatra 2012 dates – Yatra started on June 25 and ended on August 2 in 2012.