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‘Pratham Pooja’ for Amarnath Yatra held

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Jammu : The traditional ‘Pratham Pooja’ (first prayer) for the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas was held here on Friday, officials said.

Normally, the ceremony marks the start of the Amarnath Yatra which spans nearly two months. However, this year, according to sources, the Yatra is likely to begin in the last week of July and its duration shortened to 15 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials said the Yatra may take place after taking into consideration all possibilities.

According to the sources, helicopters are likely to be used for the Yatra and it will conclude on August 03.

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