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1527 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath Cave

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Srinagar, Aug 04: On the 38th day of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, 1527 pilgrims paid obeisance at the 3,880 metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas today.

Till date 2,71,286 pilgrims have had ‘darshan’ at the cave shrine, officials said.

Earlier today, a fresh batch of 528 pilgrims left Jammu for the cave shrine, they said.

The pilgrims, including 128 women and 47 Sadhus, left in a convoy of 18 vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu under tight security arrangements, they said.

While 340 pilgrims, including 109 women, headed for Baltal base camp in Ganderbal district to undertake the Yatra through the shortest 12-km route, the rest of the 188 pilgrims, including 47 Sadhus, opted for the traditional 36-km Pahalgam route.

The 60-day annual yatra commenced from the twin tracks on June 28 and will coincide with ‘Raksha Bandhan’ festival.

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