2943 pay obeisance, pilgrim number touches 2 lakh

Over 2900 pilgrims today paid obeisance at the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where the number of yatris who had darshan of the self made Ice-Shivlingam has touched to about 2 lakh so far.

An official spokesman said here this evening that 48-day-long pilgrimage since July 2 from shortest Baltal and traditional Pahalgam tracks was progressing smoothly. He said today 2943 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, paid obeisance at the cave shrine today.

With this a total the number of pilgrims who had paid obeisance so far has touched to about two lakh. Majority of the pilgrims have since returned to their homes, he said.

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