Jammu: Another batch of 1,782 pilgrims on Wednesday left Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in the Kashmir Valley.
“The batch left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 62 vehicles at 3.40 a.m. today (Wednesday) for the valley,” an official said.
Since it began on June 29, over 2.20 lakh pilgrims have performed this year’s Amarnath Yatra which will conclude on August 7.
The cave shrine situated 3,888 m above the sea-level in Kashmir’s Himalayas houses an ice stalagmite structure that waxes and wanes with the size of the visible moon.
Devotees believe the ice stalagmite structure symbolises mythical powers of Lord Shiva. (Agencies)