The holy 'Chhari Mubarak' (Shiva's silver mace) on Tuesday reached Sheshnag on its way to the cave shrine of Amarnath in the mountains of Kashmir.
Certain rituals are held before the Holy Mace is taken to the cave shrine of Amarnath by the Mahant who is its custodian.
In view of Pakistan's audacious attempts to revive terrorism in the border areas of Jammu, a joint intelligence and security coordination meeting was conducted on Wednesday by the Indian Army in the presence of all the stakeholders of Poonch and Rajouri districts at Palma Garrison.
Officials said since this year's Amarnath Yatra started on July 1, more than 3.77 lakh people have performed the pilgrimage so far.
The Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Army, NDRF, SDRF, Police and paramilitary forces are taking care of the stranded pilgrims lodged in tents.
The entire yatra is being monitored from Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) at HMT which has been put in use for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra since 2022.
Over 18,000 pilgrims performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra on its fifth day on Wednesday while another batch of 6,554 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Thursday.