Jammu and Kashmir: Since the time the holy shrine of Amarnath Yatra have begun thousands of people have performed the yatra so far and today a new batch of 2,600 pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley to complete the on-going Amarnath Yatra.
As per the information given by the officials, “Another batch of 2,646 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas for the Kashmir Valley in an escorted convoy at 4.55 a.m.”
The pilgrims either use the traditional 46km-long Pahalgam track or the 14km-long Baltal track to reach the Himalayan cave shrine situated at 3,888 metres above the sea-level.
The cave houses an ice stalagmite structure that waxes and wanes with the size of the visible moon. Devotees believe the ice structure symbolizes mythical powers of Lord Shiva.
The 40-day long Amarnath Yatra will end on August 7 on ‘Shravan Purnima’ coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.