Annual festival of Kheer Bhavani celebrated at Tikker Kupwara

amid scenes of communal harmony, and strong cultural bonding,

District administration had made adequate arrangements for pilgrims.

KUPWARA, MAY 28:Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits thronged the temple of Ragnya Devi (Kheer Bhawani temple )at Tikker area of  Kupwara district today on Jyeshtha Ashtami to celebrate the annual festival of Kheer Bhavani and paid obeisance at the holy temple.
Devotees  participated in Pooja Archana, Havan and offered floral tributes to the idol of the Mata, walking barefoot, the devotees carried rose petals, milk and offered tribute to the goddess.
Annual festival presented the emotional  scenes of  harmonious coexistence, communal harmony, and cultural bonding  between the Kashmiri  Pandits  and Muslims,  as people from all walks of life, irrespective of their faith, had gathered at  Tikker  Kupwara.
The district adminstration Kupwara had made elaborate arrangements for the pilgrims.
Deputy Commisioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray visited the holy temple along with district  officers  to take stock of arrangements for the pilgrims.
District adminstration had made the adequate arrangements of drinking water, health, transport facilities, tents for the devotees.
Devotees thanked the District administration,  especially DC Kupwara  for making all the  arrangements for devotees.