JAMMU, June 18: Sudhmahadev Chhari Yatra Aayojan Samiti and Vishav Jan Kalyan Sangh organized first ever Chhari Yatra for the ancient temple of Sudhmahadev, which was flagged off early morning from Panjbaktar temple (Rupayee Wala Mandir) Jammu.
Amidst chanting mantras by Vedic scholars of Sanskrit University and beating of drums (dhols), Jangams recited Katha of marriage of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati Ji. A large number of Shiv devotees from city and its adjoining areas accompanied the Chhari in a long fleet of vehicles. 1008 Swami Damodhar Dass Ji Maharaj from Vrindaban carried Chhari of Mahadev with ‘Trishul’ of Maa Uma.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Range, MK Sinha flagged off the Chhari Yatra where as a large number of devotees from different sections of society was present there. Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Chander Mohan Gupta performed Poojan of Chhari before the flag off ceremony.
After passing through main streets of Jammu City, Chhari reached Shiv temple Nagrota were Hindu Ekta Sangathan welcomed the devotees with garlands and drums. Pooja was performed by priests of the ancient temple built by Pandavs during their exile.
Chhari was also welcomed enroute Sudhmahadev at Mahakaleshwar Temple, Devika Ji Udhampur, Shiv Temple, Toldi Nallah, Shiv Temple, main bus stand, Chenani, Gourikund and then finally at Goukaran. The Chhari was welcomed by the thousands of Shiv devotees present in ongoing Sudhmahadev Mela.
Pooja was performed by the priests of Dharmarth trust who warmly welcomed the Chhari in the Temple complex. A large gathering witnessed the event chanting “Bum Bum Bhole”.