SRINAGAR, AUGUST 19- Mahant Deependra Giri, custodian of Chhari-Mubarak Swami Amarnathji performed the Chhari Pooja at Dashnami Akhara here today.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh also attended the function which was also attended by scores of devotees who had come to pay their obeisance.
On way to Pahalgam, Pujan would be performed at Sureshwar Temple, Shiv Temple Pampore, Shiv Temple Bijbehara, ‘Martand-Tirth’ Mattan and Ganesh Temple across river Lidder, Ganeshbal.
After night halt at Pahalgam, on way to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji, the Charri Mubarak will have another night halt at Chadanwari, the last motorable station on the traditional route. From Chandanwari it will have another night halt at Sheshnag (3352 Mtrs above sea level) and finally night halt at Panchtarani(4114 mtrs above sea level).
Traditional rituals and prayers shall be offered the whole day at Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji. Before dusk, Chhari-Mubarak shall leave for night halt at Panchtarani and another night halt at Pahalagam.
“Pujan and Visarjan” ceremonies shall be performed on the bank of river Lidder. Thereafter, traditional “Kari-Pakouri” Bhandara shall be organised for saints.
With this last ritual, annual pilgrimage of Swami Amarnath shall culminate and Chhari-Mubarak shall return to its Abode at Srinagar. Mahadev Gir Dashnami Akhara Trust announced that it has made all the arrangements for Sadhus coming from across the country for annual pilgrimage for their food and comfortable stay at Akhara Building.