KISHTWAR, Aug 18: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Angrez Singh Rana along with SSP Kishtwar Dr. Harmeet Singh Mehta today welcomed Annual Charri and Akhand Jyot of Holy Machail Mata Yatra here with religious fervor and gaiety.
SDM Paddar, Varunjeet Charak, ASP Kishtwar, Nasir Ahmed, President Sarv Shakti Sevak Sanstha J&K Nek Ram Manhas, Vice President (Advocate), Chuni Lal Thakur, Publicity Secretary Chuni Lal Shan, Press Secretary of Sanstha, Nirmal Singh Pachnanda, Deepankar Gupta besides other dignitaries and devotees remained present for Charri Mubarak.
The Akhand Jyot was brought for the first time from Jwala Mata Kangra and today it arrived at Kishtwar wherein DC paid floral obeisance to the holy Charri of Machail Mata.
The night halt of Charri is at Galhar, Nagseni and on 22nd of August it reaches Holy Temple of Machail Mata and the Hawan shall be performed on 23rd of August 2019.
Speaking at the occasion, DC Angrez Singh Rana stated that this yatra attracts thousands of pilgrims from different States of the country and wished a peaceful and religious journey to the devotees accompanying Holy Charri/Akhand Jyot and urged upon them to pray for the peace, prosperity and progress of the state at the holy Machail Mata temple.
He further stated that adequate security arrangements and other necessary arrangements were made for the Charri/Akhand Jyot enroute.
It is pertinent to mention here that Holy Annual Machail Mata Yatra started officially from 25th of July, 2019, the Yatra continued smoothly and more than 7,500 devotees paid obeisance to the holy deity upto 4th of August 2019.
Havan was also performed at Machail Mata temple by the District administration on July 25, 2019 for the peace and prosperity of the district.
On 5th of August, the holy Machail Yatra was suspended due to unrest in the State and in view of current law and order situation.