Heavy rush for 6th straight day at Amarnath shrine

Last Updated: Monday, July 5, 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.


First Published: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 18:17

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