Major parts of the Dal Lake and other water bodies were today frozen after the minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar was minus 4.2 degree while there was no respite from chilly weather conditions in Leh and Kargil in Ladakh region.
Famous Dal Lake and other water bodies froze partially as Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed the coldest night of this winter with mercury plunging to minus 5.6 degrees Celsius.
Kashmir Valley reeled under sub zero temperature as mercury in the summer capital was recorded at minus 3.9 degrees Celsius and in cold desert of Ladakh it remained under the 10 degrees mark freezing most water bodies and fringes of famous Dal lake.
A house of worship is for the faithful often a doorway into the spiritual world, but when a land is caught in the devastation of terrible floods, a religious shrine can sometimes be all that stands between death and physical preservation, as was proved by the Zeashta Devi temple here.
The 77-year-old, Zubin Mehta, Mumbai-born Maestro wants to have a house on Zabarwan hills, which formed the backdrop to his scintillating and yet controversial concert Ehsaas-e-Kashmir (Feel of Kashmir).