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Over 66,000 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath

July 03, 2013 12:32 IST

Over 66,000 devotees have paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas so far even as another batch of 2,176 pilgrims left Jammu for their upward journey.

Of these, 64,993 pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine till Tuesday evening, while over 1,500 had darshan on Wednesday morning.

A convoy of 67 vehicles, carrying 2,176 pilgrims, left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 5.06 am for twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal Kashmir, police said in Jammu on Wednesday.

The seventh batch comprises 1,655 men, 403 women and 17 children, apart from 101 priests.

With Wednesday’s batch, a total of 16,001 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.