Another Batch Of Pilgrims Sets Off For Amarnath Yatra From Yatri Welcome Camp In Jammu

As a fresh batch of pilgrims left the tourism department-run Yatri Niwas in Jammu at 3 am on Tuesday, chants of “Bum Bum Bholey” and “Jai Shankar” rent the air. Hours later, at the Amarnath Yatri reception centre, there is little sign of fear, anxiety or uncertainty among pilgrims gathering for the next day’s journey to the cave shrine, where the faithful gather every year to worship a Shivling-shaped ice formation. The predominant sentiment is the self-assurance of the believer and unshakable faith in the government’s security umbrella.