Srinagar: A fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday
for the Kashmir Valley to perform the annual Amarnath
Yatra. An official said so far over 1,33,000 pilgrims
have performed the yatra in the past two weeks.
“Since it began on June 28, some 1,33,481 pilgrims
have paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine,” he said.
On Wednesday alone, 15,696 yatris performed puja.
Of the 3,419 pilgrims, who left the Bhagwati Nagar
Yatri Niwas in two escorted convoys of 125 vehicles
for the valley, 1,202 proceeded on the Baltal trek
while 2,217 headed for Pahalgam base camp, the
This year’s Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26
coinciding with Shravan Purnima festival