286 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Jammu, PTI | Updated : 31 July 2013, 02:11 PM

A batch of 347 devotees on Wednesday left the Jammu base camp for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir.

A convoy of 10 vehicles, carrying the 34th batch of 286 devotees, left the Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar at around 4:50 AM to pay obeisance at the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

The batch includes 166 men, 47 women and a child, apart from 72 sadhus, was on its way to twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal in the Valley, they added.

With Wednesday's batch, a total of 50,257 pilgrims have left the Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.

Over 3.32 lakh pilgrims have performed obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath so far.

First Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 02:10 PM
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