Jammu, Jul 8: Followed by the security of CRPF and police, one more fresh batch of 2,166 pilgrims started their journey to the snowcapped mountains of holy cave of Amarnath in south Kashmir on Thursday, Jul 8.
According to the sources, nearly 2,166 pilgrims including 1,435 males, 517 females, 94 children and 120 sadhus left from Bagwatinagar yatri bhawan base camp in Jammu to the ancient hindu mythology cave.
“The yatra is going on smoothly, there is no fear among pilgrims. They have high level of confidence" said Amarnath Shrine Board officials.
Located in Jammu Kashmir, the Amarnath caves are one of the most famous shrines in Hinduism and dedicated to the Lord Shiva.
According to Hindu mythology, this is the cave where Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity to his divine consort Parvati.
Inside the main Amarnath cave lies an ice stalagmite, worshipped by devotees as the Shiva Lingam (the phallic symbol of Shiva), which waxes during May to August and gradually wanes thereafter.