A convoy of three vehicles carrying the 41st batch of pilgrims, including 50 men and 25 women left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at 4:20 am, police said.

The convoy has already crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by Wednesday evening, they said.

A total of 54,146 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.

Meanwhile, another batch of 691 pilgrims left for Budha Amarnath shrine in Poonch district in a cavalcade of 15 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu city.

Situated at an altitude of 13,000 feet, the Amarnath cave shrine houses the Holy Lingam, an ice stalagmite structure believed to symbolize Lord Shiva.

For this year's yatra, 1,93,000 pilgrims have registered themselves with the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB).

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