1.57 lakh perform darshan at cave shrine in Amarnath

Jammu, PTI | Updated : 09 July 2013, 01:10 PM

With Amarnath yatra entering 13th day on Tuesday, over 1.57 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas, even as a fresh batch of 1,951 devotees left for their onward journey on Tuesday.

Over 1,57,333 pilgrims have obeisance at the cave shrine in Amarnath till last evening, yatra officials said.

A convoy of 58 vehicles carrying 1,951 devotees left the Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar at around 5:00 AM to pay obeisance at Amarnath, police said.

The devotees included 1,476 men, 353 women and 25 children, apart from 97 sadhus, they added.

With Tuesday's batch, a total of 29,428 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.

First Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 01:07 PM
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