Charri Mubarak reaches Mattan
STATE TIMES NEWS
ANANTNAG: The auspicious Charri Mubarak reached the historic Surya Temple of Mattan from Srinagar on Saturday which was welcomed by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, SF Hamid, SSP Anantnag, ADC, CMO and other officers of the district besides the other 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 Holy cave on 31st 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.
The DC on the occasion said that every possible facility was made available for the devotees of SANJY 2023 and this time more than 4.50 lakh pilgrims visited the shrine safely, and safety and comfortable yatra was the prime concern of the administration. He further added that all sects of society were helpful and cooperative for conducting a successful yatra and hospitality of Kashmiris was again appreciated by the Pilgrims.
Mahendra Depander Giri while speaking at Mattan briefly gave the religious and historic importance of the Amarnathji Yatra and Shrine.
He added that devotees showed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the District Administration and UT government of J&K for smooth conduct of SANJY and hospitality of kashmiri people have 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 other deptts, were present on the occasion. President Mattan Tirith Trust, Ashok Sidha was also present in the ceremonies at Mattan.
Later, the Chadi Mubarak was taken to 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.