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Amarnath Yatra flagged off

The annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, commenced on Saturday from Baltal route.

The annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, commenced on Saturday from Baltal route in Ganderbal district amid tight security arrangements.
Pilgrims on the way to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath. (Source: PTI)

The annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, commenced on Saturday from Baltal route in Ganderbal district amid tight security arrangements.
Pilgrims on the way to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath. (Source: PTI)

Hindu pilgrims on the way to the holy cave of Amarnath shrine. (Source: PTI)

Pilgrims rest on their way to Amarnath Holy Cave Shrine in South Kashmir. (Source: PTI)

Women devotees clad in saree with sport shoes and wooden stick, rest on their way to Amarnath Holy Cave Shrine in South Kashmir. (Source: PTI)

A Sadhu sits in a queue to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu. The second batch of pilgrims Saturday left Jammu base camp for onward journey to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath at 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. (Source: AP)

Hindu holy men queue up to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu. (Source: AP)

Hindu devotees stand in a queue outside the registration counter for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu. (Source: AP)

Hindu devotees sit and wait to get registered for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu. (Source: AP)