Naran Naag, September 04, (Scoop News)- With the return of holy Ganga Charri to Naraan Naag, Kashmiri Pandits three day long historic Annual Harmukh Ganga (Gangbal) Yatra 2014, organized by The Harmukh Ganga (Gangbal) Trust (Regd) (HGGT) and All Parties Migrants’ Coordination Committee (APMCC) at the mountainous North East Harmukh Range, 14500 ft above sea level concluded here on Wednesday after performing Ganga Ashtami Puja, Mahashradha of the departed souls of community and the culmination of Vedic Mahaygya.
King Bharati, Vice President of the trust told Scoop News that with the trust managing the activities of the yatra, the pilgrimage was managed in a well manner which benefited the pilgrims through well organised system of registration and other facilities being provided by the HGGT during the yatra.
Bharati said that the yatries consisting of scores of Kashmiri Pandit ladies assembled in Srinagar at Zyeshtha Devi Temple on August 31 and stayed there for night and on September 01 they proceed towards Naran Naag in Kangan Tehsil, of Ganderbal district and proceed on foot towards holy Gangbal lake same day for an 8 hour long foot journey after performing Charri Pujan of holy Ganga Charri at historic Naran Naag temple while on September 02, on the auspicious day of Ganga Ashtami a joint Maha Shradha of the ancestors and martyrs was performed alognwith individual Shradha by the pilgrims besides Ganga Ashtami Puja adding the yatries started return journey on September 03 after culmination of Vedic Mahayajna and reached Zeshtha Devi temple late night.
Amit Raina from Delhi told Scoop News that yatra was smooth despite heavy rainfall and winds adding yatries reached Srinagar safe and sound and thanked the district administration, police force and the Indian Army for their support in conducting the yatra smoothly particularly for providing security support and other courtesies during the yatra.
Usha Nakhasi, trustee informed that Kashmiri Hindus have been immersing the mortal remains of their departed relatives at Gangabal from times immemorial which however was discontinued during the turmoil. She said that it was APMCC that restarted the annual Harmukh Ganga yatra for the last six years once again where hundreds have participated till date and taken holy dip at the Harmukh Ganga.
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