In 2 days, over 28,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath cave shrine

Over 28,000 pilgrims from different parts of the country visited the holy Amarnath cave shrine during the first two days of the pilgrimage, starting from the twin tracks of Baltal and Nunwan- Pahalgam on Saturday.

An official said that 28,534 pilgrims performed darshan at the cave shrine while 6,461 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas base camp in Jammu to perform the pilgrimage.

He said that stringent security arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the yatra.

Thousands of security personnel from the police, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and other paramilitary forces have been deployed along the route. Aerial surveillance is also being carried out.

According to reports, there is a huge rush of pilgrims at the twin base camps of Nunwan and Baltal. Thousands of yatris have reached the base camps from different parts of the country for the pilgrimage.

Meanwhile, a fresh batch of 6,461 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in the wee hours today. These included 4831 men, 1223 women, 14 children, 332 sadhus and 61 sadhvies (female sadhus).

Of these, 2,321 pilgrims left for Baltal at 4:10 am, and 4,140 started their journey an hour later for Pahalgam base camp. All these pilgrims have reached their respective base camps by this evening, wherefrom they will leave for the holy cave early tomorrow morning.


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