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Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath

With a fresh batch of 2,883 pilgrims leaving for Amarnath in Jammu , the total number of pilgrims who left the base camp for their journey to holy cave shrine has reaches 17,636 since it began on June 17.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2008 11:26 IST

With a fresh batch of 2,883 pilgrims leaving for Amarnath in Jammu on Monday, the total number of pilgrims who left the base camp for their journey to holy cave shrine has reached 17,636 since it began on June 17.

The fresh batch of pilgrims, including over 178 sadhus, left the base camp of Bhagwati Nagar amid tight security in 112 vehicles early this morning, officials said.

The yatra cavalcade has crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and was expected to reach Nunwan in Pahalgam and Baltal by Monday evening, they said.

The yatra was suspended for a day on June 20 due to heavy rains and bad weather across the valley.