Annual Buddha Amarnath Yatra to begin today

Karan Choudhary
Preparations are afoot for the annual pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Buddha Amarnath in Rajpure Mandi of Poonch district which will begin from August 9 (tomorrow) this year. The first batch of pilgrims will leave for Poonch on August 9 around 5.A.M amid tight security.
“Thousands of tourist and pilgrims not only from Jammu but also others state of country come to the holy Shrine to offer prayers to Baba Buddha Amarnath. Local people here play an important role in organizing the Yatra successfully every year. People in the region respect National integrity and therefore come forward to organise a Yatra with enthusiasm and religious fevour.
The ten-day Yatra to the shrine ends on the event of Purnmashi, which is the day of Raksha Bandhan. A procession is carried out in festive manner leading the Yatra from Poonch to Baba Buddha Amarnath.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s shrine located amongst the picturesque surrounding of Poonch. Thousands of tourists visit the temple each year on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan with lot of pomp and show. However, more than 500 people visit the shrine and pay obeisance daily to Baba Buddha Amarnath. Meanwhile, the administrations as well as security agency also took appropriate arrangement for the security of the devotees.

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