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Jammu: Pilgrims leave Baltal base camp to begin Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra
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Jammu: Second batch of 5,770 pilgrims left from Jammu to the Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra which begins in south Kashmir’s Himalayan cave shrine on Thursday June 30.

Officials said the 5,770 pilgrims who left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for the Yatra include 1,670 bound for north Kashmir Baltal base camp and 4,100 bound for Pahalgam base camp.

“150 vehicles are carrying Pahalgam-bound Yatris while 81 vehicles are carrying Baltal-bound Yatris”, officials said.

The pilgrims left the Baltal base camp for the cave shrine this morning.

J&K Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha will join the pilgrims at the cave shrine to perform the traditional Puja that heralds the beginning of the Yatra.

Locals working as ponywallahs, porters, guides and escorts are accompanying the pilgrims from the Baltal base camp to the cave shrine during the 14 kilometre long trek.

Yatris using the Baltal route will return to the base camp the same day after Darshan at the cave shrine. Helicopter services are also available for the pilgrims at Baltal.

Those using the traditional Pahalgam route will have to trek 48 kilometres spread over four days to reach the cave shrine.

The ‘Charri Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s Holy Mace) will reach the cave shrine accompanied by its custodian, Swami Depinder Giri and Sadhus this morning.

This year’s Amarnath Yatra begins on June 30 and will end on August 11.

The Meteorological (MeT) department has forecast dry weather along both the Yatra routes on Thursday.

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