12th batch of 7993 pilgrims leaves Jammu

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/16/2019 10:37:18 AM

Amarnath Yatra resumes

JAMMU, Jul 14: After having remained suspended for a day on account of Valley shutdown call by the separatists on July 13, the Amarnath Yatra resumed on Sunday with 7,993 pilgrims leaving Bhagwati Nagar base camp at Jammu for the cave shrine in South Kashmir.
As per reports, the fresh batch left in two escorted convoy of vehicles. This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps. “Of these, 2,723 are going to Baltal base camp while 5,270 are going to Pahalgam base camp,” said an official. The 45-day long annual Amarnath Yatra started on July 1.
Till date, over 1,82,712 pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.
“The annual pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas is progressing smoothly. On the 14th day of the yatra since commencement of annual pilgrimage, about 8,734 pilgrims, including women and Sadhus have darshan of the self made Ice Shivlingam on Sunday,” said an official spokesman.
“Since early this morning over 2,000 yatris, who had night halt at different halting stations, had darshan of the self made Ice-Shivlingam. The pilgrims, including women, children and sadhus left Nunwan Pahalgam base camp for Chandanwari, the last motorable halting station on traditional yatra track. The pilgrims, who had night halt at different stations, including Chandanwari, left for next stations early this morning,” official said.
He said fresh batch of pilgrims also left Baltal base camp for the holy cave early this morning. The pilgrims, including women, children and sadhus reached the holy cave after covering the distance on foot, he said.



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