In Jammu and Kashmir, the Amarnath Yatra has been restored after the weather was cleared due to bad weather. The yatra has been restored from the Baltal track. A batch of 4094 pilgrims left the base camp Bhagwati Nagar on Saturday amid tight security in 171 small big vehicles. This included 2975 men, 955 women, 20 children, and 144 monks. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the devotees who are reaching for the holy Himling darshan.
This year, the Yatra is poised to set a new record. The peaceful conditions in Kashmir and the weather conditions have not brought any major hindrance to the Yatra so far. On the 20th day of the Yatra, 20915 pilgrims from Baltal and Pahalgam tracks visited Baba Bhandari in the holy cave. With this, the number of visitors has gone up to 259889. A large number of devotees are reaching from all over the country every day to attend Baba's court. The weather has so far accompanied the passengers.
The Holy Cave was discovered in 1850 by Buta Malik, a Muslim shepherd. According to legends, a Sufi saint gave the shepherd a bag full of coal, later turned into coal gold. For about 150 years, the descendants of the shepherd are given some part of the chada that comes to the holy cave. This year, the 45-day Amarnath Yatra will conclude with Shravan Purnima on 15th August.
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