Yatris continue to throng Jammu

Hindu devotees travelling along Jammu Highway.
Hindu devotees travelling along Jammu Highway. File/ GK

Jammu: Undeterred by the deadly flash floods that have claimed at least 16 lives at Baltal, yatris thronged the Amarnath base camp in Jammu on Saturday for their onward journey to the Amarnath Cave.

“We reached Jammu on Saturday. We have come here taking the name of Lord Shiva,” said Anantajit, who has come along with his wife and two children from Tripura.

A group of 60 yatris from Rajkot in Gujarat entered the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here for their onward journey to the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal on Sunday.

“We are enthusiastic to have darshan of the ice lingam as we could not visit the shrine in the last two years due to COVID-19,” Surinder Singh of Kanpur said.

Over 6000 yatris have arrived in Jammu from various parts of the country for their journey to Kashmir to pay obeisance at the cave shrine.

A heavy rush was seen at the registration counters, token centres, and lodging centres, apart from the base camp in Jammu.

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