Devotees continue to pour in for Amarnath Yatra



Jammu: A batch of over 1,000 devotees on Thursday left the Jammu base camp here to pay obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir.

As many as 1,061 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here today to pay obeisance at the holy ice lingam, police officials said, adding that the 21st batch consisted of 742 men, 233 women and 15 children, besides 71 priests.

They said that a convoy of 33 vehicles, carrying the devotees, left the Yatri Niwas at around 5:45 AM.

With today's batch, a total of 41,673 pilgrims have left the Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.

PTI