Jammu, July 21: A batch of over 1,500 pilgrims left Jammu city for Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, taking the number of yatris to 1,87,903 on Thursday.
“Another batch of over 1,500 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city today (Thursday) for the valley,” a senior police official told media persons here.
“The yatris left in a convoy escorted by the security forces.”
After the traditional Puja was held at Pahalgam on Wednesday, the ‘Charri Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s Mace) will now be taken to the Cave Shrine after its stopovers at Chandanwari, Pissu Top, Sheshnag and Panchtarni enroute to the Cave.
The 48-day Yatra will conclude on August 17 coinciding with Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan festivals.