Fresh batch of 1,180 Amarnath pilgrims leave for Kashmir

Kashmir: According to the information given by the official, a fresh batch of 1,180 Amarnath pilgrims left for Kashmir valley today to take part in the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

He went on to say: “Another batch of 1,180 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 3.40 a.m. in an escorted convoy of 43 vehicles for the Kashmir Valley.”

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There were 787 males, 243 females and 150 sadhus (holy men) in the convoy.

The pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine that began on 29 June, entered its 24th day on Saturday.

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The 40-day long ‘yatra’ will end on 7 August on ‘Shravan Purnima’ coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.