Inspired by Swami Vivekananda, two US nationals undertake Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR — Inspired by the Swami Vivekananda, the ongoing annual Amarnath Yatra featured two foreigners who performed the rituals at the holy cave.

Two foreign nationals from California, United States (US) have fulfilled a 40-year-old dream by undertaking the holy pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra. The duo recount Swami Vivekananda’s visit to Amarnath.

The foreign pilgrims, who undertook the yatra, said it is not possible to express their joy and happiness after performing the darshan of Lord Shiva’s Ice Lingam.

“It seemed impossible and was a dream to come here. But by Bholenath’s grace, everything came together and here we are…We can’t explain how we feel,” says a pilgrim from California, US, adding that it was a dream come true for them.

“With the blessings of Bhole Baba, this time we managed to visit and we are feeling completely blessed,” he said.

“Swami Vivekananda came to Amarnath; he had a very important experience. I have known of this story for 40 years. It was a dream to come here,” another pilgrim said.

He said they are filled with gratitude and happiness, adding that the organisation that keeps this yatra together is very impressive.

“There is a particular kind of peace that prevails in these mountains. We hope this kind of peace can prevail everywhere,” he added. — (KNO)