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Amarnath Yatra begins: All you need to know about the annual J&K pilgrimage

More than 2,00,000 pilgrims have registered for the pilgrimage in south Kashmir Himalayas this year


Sadhus shout religious slogans in a bus, as the first batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu on Wednesday | Photo: PTI

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Amaranth Yatra to 3,880-metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas started from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes on Thursday after delay of several hours due to heavy rain in the morning.
"The yatra began from Baltal base camp as the first batch of pilgrims made their way towards the holy cave," a spokesperson of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) told PTI.
The yatra also commences from the traditional Pahalgam route as 59 pilgrims from Chandanwari were allowed to proceed towards the cave shrine, she said.
Earlier, the Yatra was to commence on Thursday from Jammu under the watch of security personnel, but bad weather

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 10:38 AM IST

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