Of these Yatris, 528 are male, 196 female, 27 children and 121Sadhus.
Till now 4, 48,798 Yatries had darshan of holy Amarnath Ji Cave.
In connection with the annual pilgrimage of Swami Amarnathji, Chhari Poojan was performed on the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchami by Mahant Deependra Giri Maharaj at Shri Amareshwar Temple, Akhara Building, Budshah Chowk amidst chanting of Vedic hymns in presence of hundreds of devotees and Sadhus who were gathered at the venue to pay obeisance to the Chhari Mubarak of Baba Amarnathji here this evining.
According to the Mahant Deependra Giriji Maharaj, this is an important ritual to be performed traditionally on Nag Panchmi before leaving for the main course of the annual pilgrimage of Swami Amarnathji.
The Chhari Mubarak shall be taken to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji on 19th August from Dashnami Akhara, Srinagar and after halts at Phalgham on August 19 and 20, at Chandenwhari on August 21, at Shashnag on August 22 and at Panchtarni on August 23, it reach at the Holy Cave Shrine on 24th August on the occasion of Shravan Purnima.
After Pooja Archana at the Holy Cave Shrine, the Chhari Mubarak shall return back on the same day.
The Mahant Deependera Giri has made elaborate arrangements of food, accommodation and transport for Sadhus and needy people coming from across the country to join the Chhari Mubarak.