Amarnath (J&K), Aug 23 (ANI): The annual 59-days pilgrimage to Amarnath cave shrine concluded on August 22 as 'Chhari Mubarak', holy Mace of Lord Shiva was taken there by air. The rituals for 'Chhari Mubarak' marks the traditional commencement of the Amarnath Yatra. However, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has cancelled the annual pilgrimage in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the annual pilgrimage would be symbolic this year due to COVID-19. Mahant Deependra Giri with other priests performed ‘samapan pooja’ to mark the end of this year’s symbolic annual Amarnath yatra at the holy cave.
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