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2.74 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

As many as 2.74 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of in South himalayas till date, as a small batch of 237 pilgrims left today for the pilgrimage, an said.

"On the 41st day of the ongoing Yatra, 348 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till last evening, 2,74,466 pilgrims had paid their obeisance at the 3,880-metre-high holy cave, where the natural ice-shivalingam is formed," the said.

Amid tight security, a small batch of 237 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas base camp in an escorted convoy of 14 vehicles today, according to officials.

The 60-day annual yatra commenced from the twin routes of Pahalgam in district and Baltal in district on June 28. It is scheduled to conclude on August 26, coinciding with

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 11:55 IST