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Shrine in Kashmir opens after two decades

After remaining closed for two decades, a historical shrine dedicated to dead children will be reopened with a special puja.



Jammu: After remaining closed for two decades since militancy erupted in Kashmir Valley, a historical shrine dedicated to dead children will be reopened with a special puja marking `Shravan Shuklapaksh Dashmi`.

Kapal Mochan shrine, where rituals connected to deaths of unmarried children are performed, was closed at the peak of militancy in the Valley in the 90`s.
Located at Digam village in Shopian belt of South Kashmir, the shrine will see ancient rituals like `Abhishek` and `Shudikaran` of Kapilashwar lingam being performed beginning from Friday.

"The shrine is being revived after two decades. Ancient rituals, including a `maha yagh`, will be performed to observe Shravan Shuklapaksh Dashmi tomorrow," Rohit Lahori, senior Member of Kapal Mochan organising Committee, said.
PTI

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