SRINAGAR: Amarnath pilgrimage is progressing smoothly as fresh batches of yatris today left base camps for the holy cave in south Kashmir Himalayas, where over 2.51 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance so far. The weather is cloudy today and it rained in some areas on both the tracks.
However, the yatra is going on smoothly, a yatra official said. He said fresh batches of pilgrims, though the number was very low, left base camps at Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam early this morning. On the 30th day of the 40-day-long pilgrimage, which commenced on June 29, about 1,571 yatris visited the holy cave yesterday. With this a total of 2,51,326 yatris, including women and sadhus, from different parts of the country had darshan of the self-made ice-Shivalingam at the cave shrine so far.