Almost 80,000 pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra in the course of the most recent six days, an authority said on Wednesday as another batch of 3,389 travelers left here for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley in the midst of increased security.
They exited the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 4.05 a.m. in a caravan of 102 vehicles escorted by the paramilitary strengths.
“Of these, 2,253 “yatris” are destined for the Pahalgam base camp while 1,136 are headed for the Baltal base camp,” the authority said.
On the 6th day on Tuesday, more than 16,000 pilgrims performed “darshan” inside the cave shrine, the authority included.
The 40-day long Yatra begun on June 29 and will end on August 7 on ‘Shravan Purmina’ agreeing with the Raksha Bandhan celebration.
Arranged at more than 3,888 meters over the ocean level in the Himalayas, the cave shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure which the lovers accept symbolizes mythical powers of Lord Shiva.
The ice stalagmite structure waxes and wanes away with the size of the unmistakable moon.
The pilgrims achieve the cave from two courses – either the traditional 46km long track from south Kashmir Pahalgam base camp or the 14km track from north Kashmir Baltal base camp.
Helicopter services were likewise accessible for travelers from both the base camps.