Chaddi Mubarak reaches Mattan
ANANTNAG: The auspicious Chaddi Mubarak reached the historic Surya Temple of Mattan from Srinagar today which was welcomed by all sects and beliefs of the locality along with the representatives of the Mattan Tirith Trust.
It is pertinent to mention that Puja of the Chaddi Mubarak is held at various places enroute to Holy Cave and has to stay at various padavus (stations) as per the past Hindu religious practices.
The Chaddi Mubarak has to reach the Holy cave on the 11th of August on Sharvan Purnima. Puja of chaddi Mubarak was held by the sadu mandals and other devotees at Mattan in presence of a large number of locals and officials.
While speaking on the occasion, Mahendra Giri briefly gave the religious and historic importance of the Amarnathji Yatra and Shrine.
He added that devotees show satisfaction over the arrangements made by the UT government of J&K for smooth conduct of SANJY and the hospitality of Kashmiri people has always made the yatra enriching spiritually.
While answering the questions of the media, Mahant Mahendra Giri said that for prosperity to prevail, peace is the prerequisite condition and appealed to the people to shower love on everyone irrespective of creed, colour, and caste.
The officers of District administration, officials of the Health, MC Mattan, Information, Revenue, and others were present on the occasion. President Mattan Tirith Trust, Ashok Sidha was also present in the ceremonies at Mattan.
Later on, the Chadi Mubarak was taken to Shri Gorishankar Temple, Pahalgam from Mattan where it shall stay for a night and leave towards Holy Cave tomorrow, halting for a night at each Yatra Station.