Srinagar: The Chhari Mubarak (silver mace) of Amarnath was taken to historic Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar on the occasion of ‘Haryali-Amavasya’ (Shravan Amavasya) for prayers performed on Thursday.
Led by Mahant Deependra Giri, the custodian of the silver mace, the Chhari Mubarak was taken to the Shankaracharya temple and puja was performed amid chants of Vedic hymns.
Several sadhus who accompanied the Holy Mace participated in the prayers that lasted for more than two hours. Special prayers were also offered for peace and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chhari-Mubarak shall be taken to ‘Sharika-Bhawani’ Temple, Hari Parvat, Srinagar to pay obeisance to the Goddess on Friday.
The 43-day-long annual Amarnath Yatra commenced on June 30 and more than 2,80,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Himalayan cave shrine so far. (UNI)