Heavy rush for 6th straight day at Amarnath shrine
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Last Updated: Monday, July 05, 2010, 18:17
  
Jammu: Over 55,000 pilgrims paid obeisance at the 3888-meter high Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas as a heavy rush of devotees was witnessed for the sixth straight day today since the annual pilgrimage began on June 30.

Over 55,000 pilgrims have performed darshan of 'Ice Lingum' of Lord Shiva. Out of these nearly 35,000 had returned back after paying obeisance at the hill shrine, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) officials said here.

Meanwhile a sixth batch of 3094 pilgrims, comprising 2106 men, 738 women, 111 children and 139 sadhus, left the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal in Jammu in a convoy around 0800 hours amid tight security, police said.

SASB officials said all arrangements, including security, are in place on the twin tracks from Pahalgam and Baltal.

With today's batch, as many as 16084 pilgrims have left from here to the cave shrine so far this year.

PTI


First Published: Monday, July 05, 2010, 18:17


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