398 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, Aug 5: A batch of 398 pilgrims today left for the Amarnath yatra from here amid tight security, police said.
As many as 231 men, 58 women, 9 children and 100 sadhus left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here around 0500 hours this morning in a cavalcade of 13 vehicles for the 13,500-feet high cave shrine situated in south Kashmir Himalayas.
With today''s batch, as many as 78,064 pilgrims have left Jammu in 37th batches for their onward journey to the cave shrine.
Meanwhile, a fourth batch of 498 pilgrims today left from here to Budha Amarnath yatra in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district.
The batch comprising 371 men, 90 women and 30 children left in a fleet of 13 vehicles from the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar around 0545 hours this morning, police said, adding the pilgrims had already crossed SunderBani area of Rajouri district.
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