The annual yatra to high-altitude Harmukh Gangbal lake, which Kashmiri Pandits think about because the abode of Lord Shiva, has been carried out in Central Kashmir Himalayas amid curtailment on account of COVID-19.
“The yatra began from Naranag on August 24 and group members needed to trek to Harmukh Gangbal lake. This 12 months, the yatra dimension was additionally curtailed on account of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic”, Vice-President of Harmukh Gangbal Ganga Belief (HGGT), King C Bharati stated.
The group members of the HGGT carried out yagna on the Harmukh Gangbal lake, which is positioned round 14,500 ft above the ocean stage within the Harmukh mountain vary.
“The lake is often known as Harmukh Ganga. The Harmukh mountain can also be know as The Kailash of Kashmir. The yatra returned to Jammu at present”, he stated.
Rajiv Pandita, a member of the yatra group, stated it started on August 24 and culminated on August 28. “The yatra was performed underneath tight safety. The Gangbal yatra was revived after 200 years on June 2009”, Pandita stated.
The holy mace was taken to Harmukh Gangbal lake shrine and mahayagya of Mata Gangeshori was held amid vedic mantras.
Whereas over 450 individuals had carried out the pilgrimage final 12 months, this time solely 12 pilgrims had been allowed because of the pandemic.
The pilgrims braved incessant rains, chanting slogan of “Jai Maa Gange and Har Har Mahadev “ throughout the yatra this 12 months.
The HGGT thanked Divisional commissioner Kashmir, IGP Kashmir, Commander Sector 3, DC Ganderbal, Commanding officer 24 RR, SSP Ganderbal for clean conduct of the yatra.
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