The number of pilgrims paying obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in the South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the two lakh mark. An official spokesman said that on the 18th day of the annual pilgrimage today, 7,214 yatris paid obeisance at the cave shrine.
He said that cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage, 2,02,705 yatris have had the darshan at the holy cave. Amid tight security, the 17th batch of 3,603 pilgrims today left Jammu for the Amarnath cave shrine. The 40-day pilgrimage this year will conclude on August 7.