Over 1 lakh pilgrims at Amarnath so far

Srinagar, July 12 (Calcutta Tube) A total of 141,232 Hindu pilgrims have so far paid obeisance at the holy Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) officials said here Monday.

‘Today (Monday) 5,620 yatris (pilgrims) comprising 3,907 men, 1,344 women, 355 children and 14 sadhus left from Nunwan-Phalgam while 3,841, comprising 2,306 men, 1,158 women, 190 children and 187 sadhus left from Baltal base camps for the Amarnath Cave,’ the officials said.

The two-month long annual pilgrimage to the shrine, situated at 13,500 feet above the sea-level in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district started here July 1 and will end Aug 25, coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.

Despite the present crisis in the Kashmir Valley, locals are cooperating fully in the conduct of the pilgrimage and lending all help to the pilgrims who come here from different parts of the country.

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