Fresh batch of 473 Amarnath pilgrims leave for Kashmir

Kashmir: According to the information given by the official, fresh batch of 473 pilgrims leave for Kashmir today to take part in the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

The official went on to say: ‘As the 40-day long ongoing yatra to the Himalayan cave in the Kashmir Valley entered its 28th day, the number of pilgrims shrunk further than in the last few days.’

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The group left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 14 vehicles at 3 a.m.

“This is the lowest number of pilgrims undertaking the yatra on a single day since its beginning on June 29,” he added.

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So far, more than 2.50 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance inside the cave shrine situated 3,888 metres above the sea-level.

The cave houses an ice stalagmite structure that devotees believe symbolizes mythical powers of Lord Shiva.

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