Srinagar, August 11 (Scoop News)-As per previous practice, the traditional Chhari-Pujan was performed at Dashnami Akhara on Sunday with religious fervour and gaiety under the supervision of Mahant Dependra Giri Ji. The Chhari-Pujan is an old age tradition which is performed every year at Dashnami Akhara temple on the day of Nag Panchhami.
Large numbers of Sadhus, locals, government officials, media persons and Shri Amarnath ji pilgrims participated in the special prayers and had darshan of holy Mace of Lord Shiva. The devotees also observed Bhajan-Keertan on the occasion.
The journey of the Chhari Mubarak ( holy mace of Lord Shiva) will start from August 16th under the supervision of Mahant Dependra Giriji along with hundreds of Sadhus from Srinagar. The Chhari Mubarak will be taken to Amarnathji cave via Pahalgam and pass through various temples en-route to holy cave of Shri Amarnathji. The formal traditional Pujan will also be held at Shiv temples Pampore, Bijbehara, Gotum Nag Anantnag, Martand Tirth Mattan and Ganeshbal and will stop for night stay at Pahalgam.
The Chhari-Mubarak will leave from Pahalgam to Chandanwari and make a night halt at Chandanwari on August 18th and then onward journey to Sheshnag, Panchtarni.
Finally, the Chhari Mubarak will reach to Shri Amarnathji cave on August 21, on the auspicious occasion of Sharavan Poornama, (Rakshabandhan), the day when the rituals of annual pilgrimage of Shri Amarnathji culminates.
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