The annual Amarnath yatra was progressing smoothly as fresh small batches of pilgrims left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far about 2.78 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance since its commencement.
The 60-day-long yatra, which commenced from June 28, will conclude on August 26.
On the 45th day of yatra on Saturday, 860 pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine. Pilgrims who had night halt at nearby camps are reaching the cave shrine to pay obeisance since Sunday morning. With this, a total of about 2.78 lakh Yatris had the darshan of the ‘Shivling’ at the holy cave. Majority of the pilgrims had returned to their homes after their annual pilgrimage.
A fresh small batch of pilgrims left Baltal base camp for the holy shrine.
Sources said the yatris started their foot journey towards the cave shrine on a bright Sunday morning from Baltal base camp. The pilgrims, who had night halt at cave shrine after darshan, have also started their return journey towards Baltal base camp.
Meanwhile, a fresh batch of small number of yatris left Nunwan Pahalgam base camp for Chandanwari, the last motorable halting station on traditional route.