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37th batch of devotees leaves for Amarnath

PTI August 02, 2014 10:54 IST
Jammu: A batch of 293 pilgrims on Saturday left for Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

A convoy of eight vehicles carrying the 37th batch of pilgrims, including 46 women and a child, started from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at 4:20 am, police said.

With today's batch, a total of 53,442 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.

Meanwhile, another batch of 278 pilgrims left for Budha Amarnath shrine in Poonch district in eight vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar Base camp in Jammu city. The yatra started on Friday.