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   Amarnath yatra begins
Jammu and Kashmir(Amarnath yatra) - Amarnath Yatra is Amarnath shrine in J&K(Jammu and Kashmir) piligrimage to the Himalayan mountain cave on Sunday the 1st batch of pilgrims set out to 2 base camps with 2,098 yatris left Jammu shouting holy slogans

North Kashmir Baltel and south Kashmir Pahalgamin the evening. From here they will proceed towards the cave shrine situated at a height of 3,888 meters on Monday The CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force)police, and also army convoy escorted heavily

Yatris without a registration or medical fitness certificate will be allowed to take the pilgrimage, 3.65 lakh pilgrims have already registered for the Amarnath yatra.

The cave shrine is situated at a height feet 3,888 meters above sea level. It has two routes leading to it.

One is from Pahalgam, about 100 km from Srinagar, and another from Baltal, 110 km from the state's summer capital.

Pahalgam is the traditional route of about 45 km but the pilgrims these days prefer the much shorter Balta route.

The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) stated Saturday that the Amarnath shrine as well as the many camps along the route were still under snow.

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Sun 24 Jun, 2012,11:08:51 PM
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