Precautions against Novel COVID-19
(Corona Virus diseases to impact “Annual Holy Chhari Yatra”)
In view of the advisory issued by the govt. and the situation arisen after the outbreak of
Corona Virus, as a precautionary measure Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Management
Trust Gandhi Nagar in consultation with the Dharmarth Trust J&K has decided that
there will be no procession/gathering during the 26th Annual Holy Chhari Yatra this year
falling on 23 rd March 2020.
Shri Charak informed that Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Management Trust in
association with Dharmarth Trust J&K has been taking out Holy Chhari Yatra to the
historic Purmandal shrines on “Chaitra Chaturdashi” every year for the last 25 years
with great religious fervor accompanied by thousands of devotees (Shiv Bhagats) and
the people of all walks of life used to give a rousing reception enroute by serving fruit,
tea, milk and other eatables to the devotees as Parshad.
He further told that this year also the Annual Chhari yatra is scheduled for 23rd of
March 2020. Since the Chhari Yatra can neither be postponed nor stopped so, keeping
into view the gravity of the situation arisen after the outbreak of Novel COVID-19
epidemic and advisory issued by the administration the holy Chharies will be taken to
the Purmandal Shrines by three Mahatamas only with proper preventive measures
and ceremonial Pooja will be performed by them.
(PUBLISHED AS RECEIVED)