JAMMU: Amarnath Yatra is all set to begin today amid tight security comprising of 2,481 pilgrims. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra will be taking part in the official launch of the Yatra.
The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in 66 vehicles. An official said while 1,616 pilgrims were bound for the Pahalgam route, 865 were bound for the Baltal route.
The Yatra would begin officially with the arrival of the ‘Chahri Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s mace) and traditional prayers inside the cave shrine.
An exceptional security arrangement has been put in place for this year’s Yatra based on the threat perception.