254 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave, Budha Amarnath Yatra concludes

SRINAGAR, AUG 24: On the 58th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 254 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 2,84,332 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.
Meanwhile with the last batch of pilgrims of Baba Budha Amarnath ji Yatra 2018, the Chhari Mubarak reached the holy shrine here today evening.
Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Legislators Ravinder Raina, Pardeep Sharma and Vibodh Gupta alongwith Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav, DIG Deepak Kumar Slathia, SSP Rajiv Pandey, members of civil society and other district officers were present on the occasion.
The holy mace- Chhari Mubarak started its journey from Shri Dashnami Akhara Poonch where traditional prayers were performed by Mahant Swami Shri Vishwatmanand Saraswati ji Maharaj.
Covering a distance of 25km, a large number of pilgrims joined the Chhari Mubarak Yatra with chants of lord Shiva. The Yatra was received at Mandi by people of all faiths with high enthusiasm and spiritual fervour and was further taken to Baba Budha Amarnath ji Temple.
Pertinently, the Chhari Mubarak will remain in the temple for two days and will be brought back on the day of Raksha Bandhan. With this, a 9-day long Baba Budha Amarnath ji Yatra has been concluded.
Meanwhile the last batch of 137 pilgrims left for Amarnath from Jammu
Jammu from Yatri Niwas base camp here amid chants of ‘Bam Bam Bhole’ to perform pilgrimage to Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine.
An official said that 137 pilgrims comprising 74 males, 17 females, 43 Sadhus and three sadhvis left for yatra in a cavalcade of seven vehicles.
No pilgrim on Friday left for Buddha Amarnath in Poonch.
The yatra will conclude on August 26 on Sharavan Purnima (Rakshabandhan)