Jammu: The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine this year has crossed the two lakh mark.

"As many as 2,10,524 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Ice Lingam of Lord Shiva at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till last night," officials associated with the Yatra said on Thursday.

Over 21,000 more devotees are on their way to the cave shrine today from the two identified routes of Baltal and Pahalgam.

"The yatra is going on smoothly as pilgrims are paying obeisance without any difficulty," they said.

The religious voyage, which started after Prathum Pooja by state Governor N N Vohra at the cave shrine, will conclude on August 2 coinciding with Rakhsha Bandhan.

(Agencies)

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