2,209 pilgrims leave for Amarnath cave shrine
Jammu: Amid tight security, a new batch
of 2,209 pilgrims on Wednesday left Jammu for 3,888 metre high
Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.
The batch comprising of 1,448 males, 476 females, 54
children and 271 sadhus left in a convoy of 76 vehicles around
0400 hours amid tight security for twin base camps of Pahalgam
and Baltal in Kashmir for their onward journey to the
With today`s batch, over 40,481 pilgrims have left for
the Amarnath yatra from here till today.
"Over 1.57 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the
naturally formed Ice Ligum of Lord Shiva," police said.
All arrangements, including security, are in place to
ensure smooth yatra via twin tracks from Pahalgam-Amarnath and
Baltal-Amarnath, they said.
Over 8,203 pilgrims are enroute the cave shrine via
two tracks from Pahalgam and Baltal for the darshan, they
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Top wrestler Narsingh fails dope test, may miss Olympics
- UP: At least 7 children killed as school van collides with train in Bhadohi
- Rajasthan HC acquits Salman Khan in two chinkara poaching cases
- Watch - Moment of Kabul suicide blast caught on camera
- Devotees throng Lord Shiva temples to celebrate first Monday of 'Saawan'