ANOTHER BATCH OF 1786 PILGRIMS LEFT JAMMU FOR THE HIGH-ALTITUDE AMARNATH CAVE SHRINE OF LORD SHIVA IN SOUTH KASHMIR:

Another batch of 1,786 pilgrims  left Jammu for the high-altitude Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in south Kashmir Himalayas.   Escorted by the CRPF, the pilgrims comprising 1,485 men,  301 women left in 53 vehicles in a convoy for Baltal and  Pahalagam base camps this morning, officials said.   With today’s batch a total of 17,146 pilgrims and sadhus have left Jammu for Amarnath since the yatra began from Jammu on June 28. As many as 15,813 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine yesterday and 62,608 pilgrims have done the same till date.   Rediff.com : 4th. July,17

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