Shri Budha Amarnath Yatra
Chhari Mubarak for Shri Baba Budda Amarnath ji Temple is usually flagged off at Loran Mandi, Poonach after a huge public Satsang in which thousands of men, women and youth participate for paying respect to Lord Shiva.
The pilgrimage initially starts from Vaid Mandir Ambphalla, Jammu (J&K). The Budha Amarnathji Yatra traditionally follows the route from Jammu to Rajouri and then to Poonch; and place of venue at Mandi in Jammu & Kashmir.
Pilgrims trek the arduous hilly terrain to get a glimpse of Buddha Amarnathji. About one lakh pilgrims visit the holy shrine each year.
Buddha Amarnath Temple is an ancient Shiva temple located at the confluence of two streams - the Nallah Gagri and the Pulstaya Nallah.
The people believe that Ravan’s grandfather Pulasta Rishi performed his tapasya here and had a darshan of Lord Shiva.
Pilgrims to Budha Amarnathji Yatra are treated as respectable guests by the organizing committee and the district administration of Poonch in Jammu & Kashmir. Irrespective of religion and region all Yatris are provided every possible help to facilitate in performing pilgrimage in a conducive atmosphere.