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Amarnath Yatra commences with over 9000 pilgrims

The arduous pilgrimage to the revered Amarnath cave shrine commenced today as over 9000 pilgrims from Baltal and Nunwan base camp started their 14-kilometre long trek to the Cave Shrine early today.

Around 7,500 pilgrims are traversing via Baltal route which promises return in a day while close to 1600 pilgrims, mostly sadhus, have taken the traditional and more difficult Nunwan route.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra are also visiting the holy shrine to have ‘Darshan’ of the ice stalagmite inside the cave which is revered as a ‘Shiva Linga’ by the devotees.

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Published Date: July 2, 2016
Last Updated On: July 4, 2016
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