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Amarnath Yatra concludes with ‘Samapan Poojan’

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Srinagar: The ‘Samapan Pooja’ to mark the closing of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine on Shravan Poornima was performed today morning.

Nitishwar Kumar, Chief Executive Officer Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) and Anup Kumar Soni, Additional CEO, SASB prayed for the sustained peace, harmony, progress, and prosperity in the Union Territory of J&K, an official press release informed.

It said the SASB facilitated the carriage of Holy Mace (‘Pavitra Chhari’) to the Cave Shrine.  Mahant Deependra Giri, custodian of the holy mace, led the ‘Chhari Yatra’ accompanied by saints of Dashnami Akhada and held the ‘Chhari Poojan’ to mark the conclusion of Yatra 2021.

Earlier this year, the annual pilgrimage was canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic, but SASB carried out all traditional religious rituals at the cave shrine.

SASB had made arrangements for the live telecast of morning and evening ‘Aarti’ on TV channels and social media in addition to facilitating virtual ‘Pooja’, ‘Hawan’ and online ‘Prasad’ booking. Around 7 to 8 million devotees performed the free virtual darshan on Jio TV platform through live streaming on Shri Amarnathji channel, the press release said, adding that all these steps kept the religious sentiments of the devotees alive.

The CEO SASB was accompanied by Charu Sinha, IG CRPF Srinagar sector; Kritika Jyotsana, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal; Rahul Pandey, Director Information & Public Relations Department; Atul Kumar, Camp Director Holy Cave, and other senior officers of SASB, Army, CRPF, Civil and Police administration.

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