Third batch of 3352 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

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Jammu, Jun 19: Chanting hymns and religious slogans, the third batch of 3352 pilgrims today left for the world famous Amarnath cave shrine in the Himalayan mountain in Jammu and Kashmir.

The pilgrims, comprising 770 women, 246 children and 186 sadhus, left Jammu base camp for the shrine at 0535 hrs, official sources said.

The convoy of 107 vehicles, including 65 buses, 40 LMVs and two trucks, proceeded for the yatra under tight security cover, the sources said.

The two-month-long pilgrimage commenced here on June 17.

The Amarnath shrine is famous for the annually forming of natural ice 'Lingam' of Lord Shiva.

According to the reports, a complete 12-foot-tall Lingam has formed at Amarnath cave shrine this year.


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