548 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu


The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Thursday after remaining closed for days, accordingly, a fresh batch of 548 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley.

According to reports, Pilgrims on today morning left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 28 vehicles and headed for the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.

The pilgrimage was temporarily suspended before three days on account of security reasons ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.

Since the annual pilgrimage began on June 28, nearly 2.80 lakh pilgrims have paid their obeisance at the Himalayan cave shrine so far.

More pilgrims have performed the Yatra this year than they did in each of the last three years, news gatherer IANS reported.

Coinciding with Shravan Purnima festival the Yatra will end on August 26. (Agencies)

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