Batch of 1,278 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

A fresh batch of 1,278 pilgrims left here on Thursday for onward journey to cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Last Updated: Aug 05, 2010, 13:05 PM IST

Jammu: A fresh batch of 1,278 pilgrims left here on Thursday for onward journey to cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Comprising 717 men, 172 women, 21 children and 368 sadhus, the batch left from the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar here in a fleet of 35 vehicles around 0820 hours, officials
said.

With today`s batch, as many as 79,240 pilgrims have left from here to perform darshan of the Ice-Lingam at the 3,888 metre high cave shrine.
PTI