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  • Holy Mace of Kailash Yatra return to its abode in Doad after traditional rituals

    Published on August 19, 2020

    The Holy Mace of Kailash Yatra returned to its abode in Doad after traditional rituals at a 14,700 feet high Kailash Kund lake in Doda district.

    Jammu Correspondent reports that the annual yatra to Kailash Kund (lake) was restricted to a small group of priests and devotees this year due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The three day pilgrimage began on August 16 when a group of priests left for Kailash Kund with the ‘Charri Mubarak’ (Holy Mace) from the ancient Vasuki Nag temple at Gatha in Badharwah town of Doda district.

    The yatra was joined by half a dozen ‘Charis’ enroute. After night halts at Hayan and Ramkund on August 16 and 17, the ‘Charri Mubarak’ reached Kailash Kund on August 18, where the pilgrims took a bath in the lake to take the blessings of Lord Shiva and Vasuki Nag.

    SDPO, Bhaderwah, Aadil Rishu said, the yatra ended peacefully amid adequate security arrangements. All the SOPs and guidelines were followed during the restricted yatra.