Over 2.5 Lakh devotees for Amarnath Yatra (by 17 July 2013)

There is a rough estimate of over 2.5 lakh devotees had visited Amarnath Temple (Amarnath Yatra) by 17 July 2013. The exact figures are not out yet.

As of 14 July 2013, according to officials, over 2,14,118 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath till last evening, besides 3,945 pilgrims have left this morning for their onward journey taking the total number of the pilgrims to 2,18,063.

There are reports that more than 75% of ice Shivlinga in Amarnath cave temple is melting away by July 16, while there is more than a month for the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra (Shravan Purnima – 21 August 2013).

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