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18th batch of pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

india Updated: Jul 14, 2013 14:01 IST

Over 1,000 pilgrims today left the Jammu base camp for their onward journey to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir.


A convoy of 44 vehicles carrying the 18th batch of 1,363 devotees left the Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar around 4:50 am today to pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Kashmir valley, police said.

The batch has 988 men, 299 women, 26 children, apart from 50 sadhus, they added.

With today's batch, a total of 37,337 devotees have left the Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far this year.