Yatra 2018: 306 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Cave in Kashmir

Srinagar

The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Saturday after a day’s suspension with 306 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

“The pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here today in an escorted convoy of 18 vehicles for the Valley. This includes Yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps,” the police said.

Due to security concerns, authorities had suspended the Yatra for a day on Friday.

The number of pilgrims has been decreasing with each passing day because all those who officially registered themselves for the 2018 Yatra have already performed the pilgrimage.

The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on June 28 has been going on smoothly. Till date, over 2.82 lakh pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.

More pilgrims have visited the cave shrine so far in 2018, than in each of the last three years.

The 60-day Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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