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About 80,000 devotees registered for Amarnath pilgrimage

india Updated: May 31, 2009 18:34 IST

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About 80,000 devotees have been registered for Amarnath Yatra till Sunday for the annual pilgrimage starting on June 15, two weeks after the registration process began.

"Over 80,000 devotees have been registered for Amarnath pilgrimage till today. While 9,000 pilgrims were registered in Jammu, others were registered at some outside counters at Kathua and other states," Jammu and Kashmir Bank officials said.

Earlier, the start of yatra has been postponed from June 7 to June 15 in view of heavy accumulation of snow on Amarnath routes on Phalgam-Chandanwari and Baltal-cave axis.

As many as 110 registration centres were set up at different branches of J&K Bank in the country. Total quota of registration through the Bank would be 2.85 lakh.

Registration counters were also set up at exhibition grounds in Jammu, Doda, Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur and Kathua.

The two-month long pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine would conclude on August 5.

Registration of pilgrims from the Pahalgam route would close on August 2, while that for the Baltal route would end on August four.

Last year, over 4.5 lakh pilgrims had undertaken the Yatra.