After 22 years, KPs hold `Mahayagya` in Valley
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Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011, 19:46
Srinagar: After a gap of 22 years, Kashmiri Pandits on Monday held a grand prayer (Mahayagya) at Paapharan spring and installed a 'Maha Shivlingam' at a temple in Saali village in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

The shivlingam was installed by General Officer Commanding of Army's Victor Force Maj Gen Gurdeep Singh.

Mahant Nityanand Dass also installed a 'Dwajhadand' and 'trishul' (trident) at the temple before the 'Shivlingam' was installed.

The installation of the 'shivlingam' is part of efforts to reopen Hindu temples in Kashmir valley which remained unattended after Kashmiri Pandits left the region in 1990.

Dozens of temples in Srinagar and other areas of the valley have been opened as situation turned normal in recent years and many Pandit families have returned to Kashmir.


First Published: Monday, July 18, 2011, 19:46

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