Limit duration of Amarnath Yatra: Mahant

Srinagar, July 23 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the custodian of Hindu holy mace Mahant Deepinder Giri, has said that the real Yatra for Amarnath Cave starts from 22nd July but he is unaware why it has been started beforehand.

Mahant Deepinder Giri talking to media men in Srinagar said the real Yatra for Amarnath Cave starts from ‘Ashand Purnima’ and it ends on ‘Shravan Purnima’. “It is 22nd July and today as per Hindu mythology is Ashand Purnima and the Yatra should start from today but I don’t know why the Yatra commences before this date.”

He added that Shivlingam at cave melts because of global warming. “Once you start Yatra before its due date, this thing is bound to happen. Everything has its own time and I appeal the government to review its decision and curtail the period of Amarnath Yatra,” Mahant said, adding that pilgrims return disappointed without having a glimpse of Shivlingam.

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