The 44 days long annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir ended on Sunday morning after the ‘Chahri Mubarak’ (lord Shiva’s mace) reached the shrine. As per the officials nearly 4 lakh pilgrims visited the shrine in the year 2014.
The final prayers were offered after the ‘Chahri Mubarak’ was carried by its custodian Swami Dipinder Giri in a procession of sadhus and other devotees.
Governor NN Vohra who is the chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) also visited the shrine.
It is believed that barring a scuffle between a community kitchen cook and a local that triggered burning of 10 community kitchens and over 300 tents at the Baltal base camp, the yatra was free of any militancy related incident, officials said.
The yatra started on June 28 from the Baltal and June 30 from the Pahalgam base camps.