2012 Amarnath Yatra comes to an end

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 Amarnath Yatra

Traditional rituals were performed in the holy Amarnath cave shrine when Chhari Mubarak, the silver mace of Lord Shiva was taken inside, marking the end of the annual 2012-pilgrimage, which commenced on June 25.

Covering a distance of about 6 km on foot from from Panjterni,the Chhari Mubarak this morning reached the holy cave which is 13,500 feet above sea level .
More than six lakh pilgrims had darshan of the self-made ice-Shivlingam inside the cave shrine during the pilgrimage.

About 120 yatris lost their lives due to illness and road accidents during the pilgrimage this year.
Chhari-Mubarak will return to its Shri Amareshwar temple at Akhara building abode at Srinagar.

Source: Aug 2 | Newsonair

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