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Amarnath Yatra performed by 1,87,903 Pilgrims so far

“Another batch of over 1,500 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city on Thursday for the valley,” a senior police official told IANS.

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  • According to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) officials, as many as 5,135 pilgrims had ‘Darshan’ inside the Cave Shrine on Wednesday since this year’s Yatra started on July 2
  • The 48-day Yatra will conclude on August 17 coinciding with Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan festivals
  • In comparison to last year, only 1,87,903 Yatris have performed the pilgrimage this year.

A batch of over 1,500 pilgrims left Jammu city for Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, taking number of yatris to 1,87,903 on Thursday.

“Another batch of over 1,500 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city on Thursday for the valley,” a senior police official told IANS.

Amarnath Yatra . Image Source: shriamarnathyatra.in
Amarnath Yatra . Image Source: shriamarnathyatra.in

“The yatris left in a convoy escorted by the security forces.”

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According to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) officials, as many as 5,135 pilgrims had ‘Darshan’ inside the Cave Shrine on Wednesday since this year’s Yatra started on July 2.

The ‘Charri Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s Mace) will now be taken to the Cave Shrine after its stopovers at Chandanwari, Pissu Top, Sheshnag and Panchtarni enroute to the Cave after the traditional Puja was held at Pahalgam on Wednesday.

Traditional Puja behore Charri Mubarak. Image Source: www.thehindu.com
Traditional Puja behore Charri Mubarak. Image Source: www.thehindu.com

The 48-day Yatra will conclude on August 17 coinciding with Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan festivals.

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This year, 12 pilgrims died due to natural causes while performing the Yatra.

In comparison to last year, only 1,87,903 Yatris have performed the pilgrimage this year.

Last year over 2,65,000 pilgrims had performed the Yatra during the same period. (IANS)

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Best Ideas to Send Raksha Bandhan Wishes with Meaningful Gifts to Sister

Here are some unique ideas to dedicate meaningful gifts for sisters

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Raksha Bandhan represents the bond of protection among siblings.
Raksha Bandhan represents the bond of protection among siblings.

Festivals come with new hopes and dreams every year. Indian festivals are famous for bringing the family together which calls for a celebration. It is the festival of the pious relationship of brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan is a religious occasion for strengthening the bond love and care among siblings. It is a day when they pray for each other’s well being and wish for happiness in life. Raksha Bandhan also gives them a chance to spend some memorable moments together.

Raksha Bandhan represents the bond of protection among siblings. Sisters tie beautiful Rakhis on the wrists of their brothers. The pious thread of Rakhi means a lot for the religious festival of Raksha Bandhan. Sisters also wish for the good health and long life of their brothers. In return for tying Rakhis, brothers also promise to protect their sisters from different troubles of life. Brothers also dedicate some Rakhi gifts to sisters on this day as a token of love and care.

Here are some unique ideas to dedicate meaningful gifts for sisters.

Gerberas with chocolates:

Gerberas are also helpful to spread positivity and happiness.
Gerberas are also helpful to spread positivity and happiness.

The daisy gerberas are known for the happy moments. These blooms are a symbol of sunny beauties which are perfect to dedicate sisters on this memorable day of Raksha Bandhan. Gerberas are also helpful to spread positivity and happiness. You can also attach some yummy chocolates in a beautiful packing to surprise your lovely sister. It will be a perfect Rakhi gift for your dearest sister from your side on the Raksha Bandhan.

Roses with a teddy bear:

You can make a beautiful bunch of mixed colors roses to surprise your sister.
You can make a beautiful bunch of mixed colors roses to surprise your sister.

Roses are the symbol of true love and passions in life. Girls always show great affection to the colorful roses. You can make a beautiful bunch of mixed colors roses to surprise your sister. You can also make a unique floral arrangement of roses to give them special feelings of the day. Add a teddy bear with roses bouquet to send Rakhi to your sister on the Raksha Bandhan. She will feel awesome to have beautiful gifts on this day.

Lilies with greeting cards:

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You can make a lovely gift of lilies to surprise your sister.

Lilies are the symbol of renewal, remembrance, passion, promise, and purity in life. These
beautiful blooms are present in the different colors like red, yellow and white in nature. You can make a lovely gift of lilies to surprise your sister on the Raksha Bandhan 2018. Try to attach a Rakhi greeting card to dedicate your best wishes to your sister. She will feel fantastic with such a thoughtful gift on this day.

Orchids with a delicious cake:

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Make it memorable by choosing her favorite flavours for the celebration.

Orchids are famous flowers for their exotic charm and beauty. The orchids are used to show some regard and gratitude to the recipients. You can make a beautiful bouquet of colorful orchids to surprise your sister on the Raksha Bandhan. You can also prepare a delicious birthday cake to spread the sweetness of the festival with sister, because it might be the situation that it’s her birthday also. Make it memorable by choosing her favorite flavours for the celebration. She will feel enjoy the tasty bites of the cake on this day.

All of these are the best thoughtful Rakhi gifts to surprise your sisters on the Raksha Bandhan.