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Kheer Bhawani Mela

  • 12 Jun 2019
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  • Jammu and Kashmir’s two separated communities, Muslims and Pandits, witnessed a rare union on the annual festival of Zyeshth Ashtami at the Kheer Bhawani temple in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Keeping the age-old tradition alive, local Muslim shopkeepers were seen selling earthenware lamps, marigold flowers and other puja paraphernalia at the temple.
  • The festival is fast emerging as a source of healing of relationships between the Pandits and Muslims of Kashmir.
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