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Small batch of devotees leave for Amarnath

india Updated: Aug 03, 2014 15:54 IST

A small batch of 269 pilgrims on Sunday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

A convoy of nine vehicles carrying the 38th batch of pilgrims, including 148 men, 70 women and one child left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at 4:20 AM, police said.

The convoy has already crossed Udhampur on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they said.

With today's batch, a total of 53,711 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.

Meanwhile, another batch of 1,495 pilgrims left for Budha Amarnath shrine in Poonch district in a cavalcade of 38 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar Base camp in Jammu city.