A fresh batch of 577 pilgrims left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, as the pilgrimage to the holy cave resumed on Thursday after it was suspended for past two days due to bad weather, official sources said.
The pilgrims included 331 men, 127 women, 25 children and 94 sadhus and they left in a fleet of 18 vehicles amid tight security from the base camp of Mam stadium in Jammu around 0505 hours, they said.
They crossed Kud area of Udhampur district and are expected to reach to their respective destinations at Pahalgam and Baltal by Thursday evening, they said.
Thursday's batch is 43rd batch of two-months long Amarnath yatra which will conclude on August 28 on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandan'.
With Thursday's batch, a total of 55,113 pilgrims have left from here for the holy cave shrine since the commencement of yatra on July 2.