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Next batch of Amarnath yatris reaches Valley

At least 1,85,000 pilgrims have performed this year's yatra, say officials

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 20 2016 11:46AM | Updated Date: Jul 20 2016 11:46AM

Next batch of Amarnath yatris reaches Valley

 The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Wednesday as next  batch of pilgrims were allowed from Jammu to move to the Kashmir Valley late Tuesday evening.

 
Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) said till now, at least 1,85,000 pilgrims have performed this year's yatra.
 
"Charri Mubarak (Lord Shiva's mace) reached the Pahalgam base camp yesterday."
 
"After the traditional puja at Pahalgam, the Charri Mubarak will move through Chandanwari, Pissu Top, Sheshnag and Panchtarni to finally reach the cave shrine."
 
The 48-day-long yatra started on July 2 and will end on August 17, coinciding with Shravan Purnima at Raksha Bandhan Festival.
 
Twelve yatris have died of natural causes.