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SRINAGAR: Over 300 displaced Kashmiri Pandits from various parts of the country thronged the shrine of Mata Zeashta Devi here and took part in annual Maha Yagya praying for peace and normalcy in Kashmir.
Set amidst cross-section of Shankaracharya mountain and Zabarvan hills overlooking famous Dal Lake, shrine of Mata Zeashta Devi has become a ‘transit home’ to displaced Kashmiri Pandits visiting Kashmir Valley in summers.
A Maha Yagya was solemnised by Zeashta Devi Prabandhak Committee (ZDPC) at the shrine amid Chats of Mantras, Bhajans and prayers, which rent the forested enveloped shrine.
“We did not expect such a huge number of the people arriving this year in view of the situation developing in Kashmir. But over 300 KPs from various parts of the country thronged the Shrine,” said ZDPC President, B.B Bhat. Bhat, who led the KPs to organise annual prayers at the Shrine, said “we prayed for the peace. We prayed to Mata to bless the community by fulfilling their desire of home coming after stamping out of terrorism.”
Zeshta Devi Prabandik Committee has two big Yatri Niwas complex with 30 one-room suites, dormitories and three room suite hut, besides there are three shops which provide ration, spices and other edible items and special Kashmir loaves.
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