Amarnath Yatra: ‘Chhari-Mubarak’ taken to Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar for special prayers
‘Chhari-Mubarak’ -- the saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva -- was taken to the historic Shankaracharya temple here for special prayers as part of the ongoing annual Amarnath Yatra.
In connection with Swami Amarnath Ji Yatra-2022, Chhari-Mubarak Swami Amarnath Ji led by Mahant Deependra Giri was taken to historic Shankaracharya temple located at Gopadri hills for prayers on the occasion of ‘Haryali-Amavasya’ (Shravan Amavasya) as per the age-old customs, Giri, the custodian of the mace, said in a statement.
He said the sound of conch shells charged the atmosphere and ‘pujan’ was performed chanting Vedic hymns.
The Chhari-Mubarak will be taken to ‘Sharika-Bhawani’ temple, Hari Parbat, here to pay obeisance to the goddess on Friday, the statement said.
Rituals will be performed for Chhari-Sthapana at Shri Amareshwar temple Dashnami Akhara here on Sunday, after which Chhari-Pujan will be performed at Dashnami Akhara on the auspicious occasion of ‘Nag-Panchami’ on August 2, it said.
Giri will carry the holy mace to the holy cave shrine to perform pujan and have ‘darshan’ on morning of ‘Shravan-Purnima’ on August 12 after having night halts at Pahalgam on August 7 and, Chandanwari on August 9, Sheshnag on August 10 and Panchtarani on August 11, the statement said.
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