SRINAGAR: The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas concluded today with over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offering prayers at the naturally-formed ice-shivlingam.
According to officials, a total of 2,85,006 people paid obeisance at the cave shrine during the pilgrimage which commenced on 28 June through Baltal and Pahalgam routes.
They said 38 people, including pilgrims, service providers and pony-wallas, died during the course of the yatra this year.
The deaths were due to weather-related incidents or natural causes, the officials said.
The number of pilgrims who performed the yatra this year is higher than last year. A total of 2.60 lakh pilgrims offered prayers at the shrine last year. (AGENCIES)