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Amarnath Yatra 2022: 25th batch of pilgrims leaves Jammu for holy cave shrine

Amarnath Yatra 2022: Around 1,35,585 pilgrims have left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp for the Valley since June 29, the day the first batch of pilgrims was flagged off by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Jammu Published on: July 25, 2022 12:14 IST
Pilgrims chant religious slogans as they wait to get
Image Source : PTI (FILE). Pilgrims chant religious slogans as they wait to get themselves registered for the Amarnath Yatra 2022, in Jammu, Saturday, July 9, 2022.

Highlights

  • 25th batch of over 3,800 Amarnath pilgrims left the base camp in Jammu for twin base camps
  • A total of 3,862 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in a convoy of 125 vehicles amid security
  • Over 2.25 lakh pilgrims have offered prayers at the cave shrine so far, said officials

Amarnath Yatra 2022 news updates: The 25th batch of over 3,800 Amarnath pilgrims left the base camp in Jammu for the twin base camps of the 3,880-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on Monday (July 25), officials said.

A total of 3,862 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in a convoy of 125 vehicles amid heavy security of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) today morning, the officials said.

They said 1,835 pilgrims heading for Baltal were the first to leave the Bhagwati Nagar camp in 46 vehicles, followed by the second convoy of 79 vehicles carrying 2,027 pilgrims for Pahalgam.

The annual 43-day yatra commenced from the twin base camps- traditional 48-km Nunwan-Pahalgam in south Kashmir's Anantnag and 14-km shorter Baltal in central Kashmir's Ganderbal- on June 30.

Over 2.25 lakh pilgrims have offered prayers at the cave shrine, housing the naturally formed ice-shivlingam, the officials said.

With this, 135,585 pilgrims have left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp for the Valley since June 29, the day the first batch of pilgrims was flagged off by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

The yatra is scheduled to end on August 11 (Thursday) on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival.

Thirty six pilgrims have died during the yatra so far and another 15 pilgrims died in the flashfloods near the Amarnath cave shrine on July 1.

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