1.53 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 12:58

Jammu: Over 1.53 lakh pilgrims have paid
obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir
Himalayas even as a fresh batch of 3,333 pilgrims on Tuesday left
here for their onward journey.

"The yatra is going on smoothly. Over 1.53 lakh
pilgrims have had darshan of naturally formed Ice Ligum of
Lord Shiva at 3,888 metre high Amarnath cave shrine till
today," Shri Amarnath Shrine Board officials told agency.
All arrangements, including security, are in place to
ensure smooth yatra via twin tracks from Pahalgam-Amarnath and
Baltal-Amarnath, they said.

Over 9,203 pilgrims are enroute the cave shrine via
the two tracks from Pahalgam and Baltal, they said.
From Jammu base camp, the 14th batch of 3,333 pilgrims
left this morning for twin base camp of Pahalgam and Baltal in
Kashmir for their onward journey to Amarnath, police said.

The batch comprising of 2,259 males, 762 females, 127
children and 185 sadhus left in a convoy of 111 vehicles
around 0400 hours.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 12:58

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