Herath celebrated in Valley
Srinagar, Mar 2: Mahashivratri, known as Herath in Kashmir, was celebrated with religious fervor and devotion on Wednesday.
Despite rainfall, scores of Hindus including Kashmiri Pandits thronged Hanuman Temple on the banks of River Jhelum in Amira Kadal here and offered Puja.
Reports said the largest congregation in connection with the festival was witnessed at Shiv Temple, Shankaracharya.
“This is a festival in honor of Lord Shiva as on this day Shiva got married to Parvati,” Salik Ram, a devotee said. Devotees were seen outside temples with religious offerings to worship Lord Shiva.
Reports from Jammu said all the Shiva temples were decorated and people were seen standing in long queues outside them, particularly at Aap Shamboo Mandir, Roop Nagar and Ranbireshwa temple, Panjbakhtar Mandir, Peer Kho. They were waiting for their turn to have Darshan of Lord Shiva and Parvati.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 2 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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